The additive industry’s technology still faces the challenges of optimizing costs in the production of 3D parts compared to standard manufacturing processes. Efficient de-powdering and recycling of excess powder enables the return of unused material back to the printer, thus playing a key role in reducing costs and raising the usability of 3D printing technology.

MARS offers compact, user-friendly, manual and automated solutions that cover de-powdering from small yet extremely complex, unique structures up to massive 3D parts. Once connected to other compatible machines, the system allows  them to communicate and exchange data. For the safe loading of heavier pieces, the cabinets are equipped with a unique top lifting door, which allows easy and safe manipulation of prints.

MARS03 is designed as a fully automated solution for removing excess powder from extremely complex metal structures. The whole system is explosion-proof and complies with the ATEX Directive, so the use of titanium and aluminium powders is not a problem, as the system can produce and maintain a controlled, inert atmosphere, keeping oxygen levels below 2 percent.

The combination of the de-powdering station MARS03 and powder recovery and conditiong unit STAR02 is a world class innovation. It enables a closed-loop inert atmosphere workflow,  maintaining oxygen level well below 2%. This feature prevents contamination and oxydation of the powder during de-powdering and conditioning and brings powder reusability to new levels. Solutions like these are helping the field of additive manufacturing move further towards mass production, while reducing cost per part, bringing great added value for the most demanding industries, such as aerospace and medicine.

Basic configuration

  • Big window for process monitoring
  • Heavy-duty gloves for manual work
  • LED workspace illumination
  • Servo-driven swivel arm, 180° rotation
  • Ø 600mm servo-driven rotary table on swivel arm, 0-15 RPM
  • Pneumatic vibrator on rotary table
  • Butterfly valve operated collection hopper
  • 40l powder collection bin
  • 8" Color touch interface
  • Manual/automatic modes
  • Manual blow-off gun
  • Smartphone display mirroring and machine control
  • Safety fixtures for safe manual and automatic operation
  • HEPA13 exhaust cartridges
  • Explosion-proof

Optional Equipment and Features

  • Inert atmosphere depowdering (also available when using Addiblast STAR02 powder recycling unit)
  • Cabinet UV lighting
  • Pneumatic lock for main doors (only in case of inert atmosphere)
  • Pneumatic top opening slot for overhead crane loading
  • Manual blow-off gun with inert gas
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2000 mm x 1200 mm x 2050 mm
  • Workspace (L x W x H): 850 mm x 900 mm x 1000 mm
  • Load capacity: 150kg
  • Inert gas: Argon, Nitrogen - 8 bar / 116 PSI
  • Compressed air (min - max): 6 bar / 87 PSI - 8 bar / 116 PSI
  • Air/Gas consumption: 1000l/min (air), 600l/min (gas)
  • Power: 3 x 230/400V, 3/N/PE 50/60Hz
  • Weight: 1800kg