Aerosud is a 3D printer company from South Africa. The company was founded in 2017 and is determined to produce 3-dimensional printers that can print large objects. Since its inception, Aerosud has succeeded in becoming one of the suppliers of 3D printing parts to local and international markets. The company has a printing press named The Aeroswift 3D Printer, a metal printer that utilizes the Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) process in producing printing components from metal powder. The concept is to smelter metal powder (material) using a high-power laser based on CAD data. After the components have been printed successfully, the remaining metal powder is filtered and can be reused so that it can reduce metal waste.
Aeroswift 3D Printer uses the latest Additive Manufacturing technology that produces layer by layer components directly from a 3d computer model. Then there are also supporting software that can optimize the printing process. This printer has succeeded in making 3D printing components in the metallurgical, design and aviation industries. To make a printed component with Aeroswift must go through the printing stages which include 3d model design, printing preparation, doing simulation, thermal processing, finishing, inspection and testing. Print component testing is carried out to ensure that parts that are made are truly ready for use, including mechanical testing, chemical testing, radiographic inspection, and dimensional inspection.
One of the advantages of using Aeroswift 3D Printer is having maximum build volume and laser power optimization. This printer offers volume build up to 2000 x 600 x 600 mm. Then the use of very high-power lasers, namely advanced fiber laser technology that combines multi-kilowatt lasers with good focus. Produces strong, sticky, stable, and complex prints. In addition, there is a steam extraction system that can ensure consistent laser power in every building. At present, the Aeroswift 3D Printer is priced starting at $ 250,000.