Additive Metals

Additive Metal Manufacturing Powder Mixer

Interested in optimizing and maximizing ROI on your Additive Manufacturing (AM) print materials and project workflows?

From aerospace to automotive to medical and more, 3D printing materials can easily exceed the cost of the 3D printer itself. Enter GEMCO.

GEMCO tumble mixers and dryers ensure 3D print powders – from pre-production virgin powders to reclamation of post-production powders – all deliver maximum Return On Investment.

GEMCO offers 3D Printing-specific engineered solutions for rapid prototyping and production parts; technology enabling you to achieve superior homogeneity, final chemistry, and flow properties that no one else has.

GEMCO is the only complete 3D Printing Powder Mixing System provider that can facilitate the reaction, homogenizing, drying, cooling, and reclamation processes – all from one machine.

Additive Material Blender Options

Our 3D Printing Powder Mixing and Drying equipment systems include:

  • Test Lab to large scale 400ft3 production
  • Tough, proven design guaranteeing outstanding safety, service life and reliability, lowering maintenance costs
  • Vacuum drying allows processes to proceed faster at lower temperatures
  • Lot sizes ranging from 10kg to 1800kg with full traceability of the different batches blended
  • 316 stainless steel contact parts with pharmaceutical-grade (F.D.A.) finishes, preventing lot-to-lot contamination
  • Technology Test Center facility to help define your optimized mix and scale
  • Decades of expertise optimizing mixing and drying for the AM industry

What is Additive Manufacturing (AM)?

Additive manufacturing is a catch-all term for a variety of internationally developed systems capable of producing an array of assemblies and components. The defining characteristic of additive manufacturing is the way in which models are built: raw materials are deposited in layers according to 3D modeling software (CAD), one on top of the other, until the model is complete. It’s common to see 3D printing and AM used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same thing. 3D printing is only one kind of technology utilized in additive manufacturing, we also support additive fabrication, rapid prototyping (RP), direct digital manufacturing (DDM), and layered manufacturing.

How Can GEMCO Improve Your Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes?

From test prints and unwanted prototypes to failed prints and unused powder waste landing near the live print area, it is rumored that as much as 80% of a 3D print project’s powders—plastic, metal, concrete, etc.—can land outside an active print job area and become waste. Some of that unused powder may also be damaged in the 3D printing process (referred to as “splatter”), making it unusable. Given that so much of a project’s printing material could be left unused after a job, it makes far more fiscal and environmental sense to reclaim as much viable, unused material as you can after each project—even with the small amount of unavoidable waste. GEMCO’s state-of-the-art products can help capture this waste, and reclaim your raw materials to improve your production processes.

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    GEMCO has always been a family owned business, with family values, and so we don’t like to brag about ourselves. We’ll let the fact that we have an installed base of thousands of powder blending and drying units in 37 countries around the world speak for itself. We’ve built our company’s culture around innovation.