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The NPPower Malachite is an affordable, small, and highly efficient table-top 3D printer for metal, making it ideal for small enterprises, educational institutions, designers, laboratories, and can also prove to be invaluable to large scale operations with its printing flexibility and downtime minimisation.

By applying the LPBF (Laser Powder Bed Fusion) method, a 200W fiber laser, and galvo scanner, the 3D printer allows for swift and efficient creation of complex and unique objects that result in thin walled as well as intricate lightweight designs. With its extraordinary printing flexibility, it is suitable for all non-reactive metals such as Cobalt-Chrome, stainless steel, Bronze, Brass, Nickel, etc., furthermore offering a layer thickness ranging from 15 to 85 µm. The entire process is additionally accelerated by a double-piston powder loading system combined with an intuitive interface, making the operating of the Malachite simple and straightforward.

MaChiNE SPECIFICaTIonS

 

 

Print volume (DxH)     Ø125 x 100 mm
Print layer thickness     15 – 85 µm
Laser power     200 W
Inert gas     Argon, Nitrogen
Inert gas flow     25 L/min @ 3 bar
Production process     LPBF ( Laser Powder Bed Fusion)
Printing material     CoCr, stainless steel, bronze, etc.
Operating voltage     110 – 230 V
Frequency     50 Hz/60 Hz
Maximum current     16 A
Interfaces     USB type A, RJ-45 ethernet connection
Inert gas connection     Ø6 soft tube connector
Machine size (WxDxH)     715 x 705 x 1020 mm
Weight     220 kg
Warranty     1 year

HOw iT WoRkS

The Malachite 3D printer produces solid metal objects by applying the LPBFLaser Powder Bed Fusion method, where a coating mechanism distributes very thin layers of metal powder onto a build plate, which is lowered layer by layer along the Z axis. Each layer of the metal poweder is then in turn melted in the required position for the object by selectively melting the metal powder with the help of a high-power laser beam and galvo scanner, directing the laser beam. 

Why you NEed the lchi

  • Minimize lead time and downtime

  • Reduce production costs and save on material

  • Rapidly make functional prototypes and end-use production parts

  • Cut down on postprocessing and material waste

  • Create light-weight thin-walled freeform geometries with hidden channels or voids, challenging internal passages and features

What’s bESt ABout it

  • Suitable for all non-reactive metals

  • Incredibly low inert gas consumption

  • Free software updates

  • No hidden fees and subscriptions

  • Customisable colour scheme to fit your company’s needs

UPcOMiNg EvENtS

ArEaS oF APPliCaTION

Mechanical

3D printed components are built layer by layer, making it possible to design light-weight thin-walled freeform geometries, hidden channels or voids, challenging internal passages and features that could not be achieved using conventional manufacturing techniques such as casting or machining.

Design

LPBF shows clear advantages for rapid prototyping, as it decreases lead-time and parts can be built in a matter of hours, as well as production manufacturing by saving on material and significantly reducing costs by building parts additively to form near net-shape components rather than by removing waste material. The result is fully dense durable metal parts that can be used as functional prototypes as well as end-use production parts.

Jewellery

By enabling complex geometries, unique and intricate designs, as well as being able to process a wide range of alloys, 3D printing of metal has presented itself as a fantastic new way of creating stunning jewellery and accessories. Allowing easy modification and exact repetition it increases accuracy as well as poses no limit to creativity.

AbOuT US

We transform innovative ideas into high-quality solutions.

The Slovenia located start-up NPPower and its young team have made it their goal to make cutting edge technology accessible and affordable to individuals as well as businesses.

With 6 years of experience in the field, and a desire for open-minded R&D fuelling his decision, Niko Leben founded the company in September of 2018 and was soon joined by his brother Aleks and later Maša, who both share his passion for thinking outside the box. Through dedication and clever problem-solving, the company took on its current shape in June of 2020 and has plenty achievements to show for it, not the least a gold award for innovation in Carinthia in collaboration with Ekstera d.o.o..

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