THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSING
TECHNOLOGY OF CHOICE
Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, Inc. offers the best-in-class mixing/blending technology for manufacturers of metal, ceramic and polymer 3D printing materials for a range of additive manufacturing technologies.
RAM technology facilitates accelerated reaction times and homogenization processes to achieve superior flow properties for powders, enabling printing of complex geometries.
Increased dispersion rates, rapid emulsification and extended life suspensions promote efficiency, and reclamation can easily be attained without the need for additional equipment. Waste is significantly reduced and cycle time increased, for improved production economics.
Applications for RAM products in the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Industry are inclusive of:
- Powder Metals
- Powder Metal Coatings
“... [ResonantAcoustic® mixing] is a fantastic technology. It has revolutionized the way we mix for development of materials for additive manufacturing...”
- Nik Ninos, Research and Development Manager, Calix Ceramic Solutions
“…The LabRAM II has yielded some surprising and exciting results for us. We actually made a new metal alloy for additive manufacturing...”
- Research Scientist, U.S Government Agency
“… We were using reciprocal shakers to dissolve product we sampled off one of our production lines, and it was taking four hours just to prep the material for testing. Once we started using the LabRAM, it cut that time from four hours down to 20 minutes...”
- Lab Supervisor, U.S. Polymer Products Company
The ResonantAcoustic® Mixer (RAM) product line harnesses the power of resonance (low-frequency sound) to generate powerful and efficient mixing of complex Solid-Solid, Solid-Liquid, Liquid-Gas, and Liquid-Liquid Blends. Benefits include;
- 10-100X faster mixing times
- bladeless non-contact mixing
- consistent homogenization
- custom engineered systems
- cost saving
- eco-friendly operation
- unmatched safety
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RAM CAN HELP YOU
Dissimilar Powder Mixing
Dry ingredients can be difficult to thoroughly and consistently mix, particularly when the particles are of different sizes and characteristics. To illustrate effective and rapid mixing, 10 grams of fumed silica is blended with 100 grams of sand. Completed specimens exhibit no airborne fumed silica, demonstrating uniform blending at an order of magnitude difference in particle size.
Milling and Nano Coating
Coating larger particles with smaller ones is a common processing application, and milling is often a part of the same process. In this video, agglomerated carbon black particles are simultaneously milled to nano size particles that coat the plastic pellets completely in just a few seconds. The high speed video clearly illustrates the dispersion of carbon black particles, their de-agglomeration, and progressive and comprehensive coating of the plastic pellets.
Three types of materials account for most of what is used in industrial additive manufacturing: polymers, ceramics and metals. While polymers are the most commonly used, certain additive techniques make use of specific materials as well as the unique capabilities of RAM technology. These materials are most often produced in either powder form or as wire feedstock.
Download this folio of insightful testimonials and links to informative technical papers, articles and patents involving RAM’s impact on the development and use of additive manufacturing materials.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D)
1,000 gram capacity for repetitive and small sample processing
Up to 2.2 lb (1,000 gram) payload capacity full-featured, digitally controlled batch mixer for bench-scale development, mixing, and processing.
5 kg capacity delivers pilot and small-scale development capabilities
11 lb (5 kg) payload capacity, full featured, digitally controlled batch mixer for larger-than-bench-scale development, pilot and small-scale production and processing.
Continuous Acoustic Mixer (CAM)
High throughput mixing for pilot and production scale
Continuous Acoustic Mixing (CAM) systems are configurable for OmniRAM, RAM 5, and RAM 55. CAM systems are custom built for the application and enable high-throughput acoustic mixing of powders, pastes, and liquids.