Erfurt: IVOC‑X GmbH will be presenting its thermal catalytic air purification systems at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D at the stand of the Thuringian Centre for Additive Technologies (THAT) from 25 to 27 June 2019. The young Jena-based company is the solution provider for the degradation of toxic substances and will present its innovative technology for this area.
In cooperation with the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule (EAH), IVOC‑X presents its prototype CX10, which almost completely burns the air pollutants (VOC) from a 3D printing process. »Another important effect is a uniform temperature control of the entire installation space, which improves the print quality enormously. In addition, the installation space is cleaned of particles and VOCs so that the system can work in recirculating air mode,« explains Managing Director Dr. Thomas Krech. IVOC‑X GmbH was founded in February this year.
Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important in production – keyword 3D printer or rapid prototyping/manufacturing. In this context, additive manufacturing refers to all processes in which a material is applied in layers to produce a component. These components are manufactured from strip or wire material, liquids or powders by chemical and/or physical processes. When using plastics as starting material, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be released. These are carcinogenic and mutagenic.
At present, there are no valid studies in Germany on emissions from 3D printers or additive production systems. »Here we want to work together with the SciTec division of the EAH to provide information and inform the public about measurement results. In addition, our IVOC‑X systems make an important contribution to health and environmental protection,« says Managing Director Dennis Sippach.
THAT sees itself as an open platform for all players and interested parties in additive technologies in Thuringia. All the more reason for the Jena-based entrepreneurs to present themselves at the Rapid.-Tech + FabCon 3.D trade fair from 25 to 27 June and to exchange ideas with experts, developers and future users. Interested parties are invited to visit booth 2 – 101 of the Thuringian Center for Additive Technologies in Erfurt to learn more about the thermal catalytic air purification systems and to learn more about the prototype CX10 of IVOC‑X GmbH.
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