Last updateFri, 29 May 2020 12pm

Major Step Towards MCP Process

•Aurora has independently tested samples of Stainless Steel 316L produced using the company’s patented Multi-Layer Concurrent Printing (“MCP™”) technology.
•The results show samples tested exceed ASTM Standards in Tensile Strength and Yield Strength•The tests are an important step in demonstrating that Aurora’s MCP™ technology is a viable method of metal 3D printing
•Unlike traditional laser bed fusion printers, MCP technology prints multiple layers in a single pass thus increasing production speed

Aurora Labs Limited (“Aurora” or “the Company”) (ASX:A3D), is pleased to announce that a series of independent tests have been conducted on coupons printed in Stainless Steel 316L, using Aurora’s patented MCP™ technology. The tests were performed at a Perth based NATA* accredited test laboratory.This level of external validation testing is part of Aurora’s ongoing development of the parameter properties dataset. The parameter properties dataset is the collection of test values such as mechanical, microscopic, x-ray and others depending on the specific requirement for the specification, of specific set samples using a combination of machine settings and inputs, such as powder, to give a predictable and repeatable result. These empirical results are part of the data that will allow MCP™ printed parts to be used instead of traditional cast and wrought metals.The results of the tests show that the samples exceeded ASTM Standard A479/276 and f1384-16 in Ultimate Tensile Strength and Yield Strength and clearly demonstrates that the process meets or exceeds the relevant engineering standards that can be used for designing parts.
When fully developed, this dataset will allow engineers and designers to use values based on the ASTM** specification in their designs and ultimately print in an Aurora RMP-1 printer, subject to normal printing considerations.MCP™ technology is one of the most disruptive changes to the 3D printing market in recent times as it breaks the single layerbarrier. Instead of printing on one plane or layer at a time, like most other 3D metal printers currently available, Aurora’s MCP™ can print on multiple layers concurrently. This increases production speed and allows high accuracy at high speed which is unachievable in commonplace single layer printers. Our process results in dense, fully melted metal parts straight from the printer. Aurora will continue conducting extensive mechanical, microscopic, x-ray and other testing until the dataset is fully developed for all materials printed however, these results are a strong indication of the capabilities of MCP™ and its potential to improve metal manufacturing across numerous markets.


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