This 350Kg impeller, 3d printed in nickel aluminum bronze, was presented by MX3D at its Formnext 2022 Booth, Frankfurt Germany. The impeller is scheduled to be installed in the cooling system of ENGIE’s gas fired power plant at Amercoeur Belgium early next year.
“To our best knowledge this will be the first installation of a large critical operational part, manufactured with WAAM, certainly in the Energy sector.”, Says Filippo Gilardi | MX3D
The part is traditionally casted with long lead times up to 6-8 months. With MX3D’s robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) technology the part was printed in 9 days, with an average deposit rate of 3.2 Kg per hour, using multiple qualified parameters sets.