Concrete Products

SEP 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com September 2017 • 47 3D printer interior shows the first printed thermostat covers still connected to the work platform. After removal of the platform and support structure, the aluminum/silicon metallic powder is removed by suction, sieved, cleaned and ecologically fed back into a recycling system. INNOVATIONS REPORT TRUCKS Mercedes-Benz Trucks produces complex metallic spare and special parts in top quality using a new 3D printing process. Shown here is the work- ing cavity of the laser printer at whose center a metallic thermostat cover has been produced for the first time using Selective Laser Melting. When the work platform is raised, the powdered aluminum/silicon material moves to the side (top) and component contours become visible.

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