A+ build plates are produced via powder metallurgy and hot isostatic pressing. They are 100% dense with fine-grain microstructure to establish minimized warping during the additive manufacturing process.
A+ metal build plates with their inherent anisotropy provide a number of technical advantages over the rolled plates:
Improved uniformity and homogeneity
Minimized distortions during selective heating resulting in the increased precision of the printed parts
Significantly fewer restrictions when positioning built parts to their surface
Increased lifespan (up to 10 times longer than the standard metal build plates)
Excellent anchorage (withstands up to 700 layers)
Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce large-sized (up to 4’ by 4’) plates to keep up with advanced printers. Rectangular billets of the cross section can also be HIPed, so that the plates can be saw cut to the necessary thickness.
We can also offer: 1) machine-to-print build plates; 2) tailor-made sizes and shapes (square, ring, circular, other atypical).
- Medical industry
- Automotive industry
- Power engineering
- Precision tools
- Aircraft engineering
Build plates can also be manufactured from customer’s “over-spec and over-used” powders.
* A+ metal build plates fit PBF and DED metal 3D printers.