Eco-friendly chiller efficiently cools 3D printing systems

24-06-2020 | Laird | Subs & Systems

The Nextreme Recirculating Chiller Platform available from Laird Thermal Systems provides reliable and precise temperature control of 3D printing systems employed in additive manufacturing applications in an extensive range of industries. The platform can efficiently control the temperature of all sensitive electronics in 3D printing systems, including the power source, the laser or electron beam optics and the thermal print head. Also, a chiller can be employed to quickly cool smaller and extremely detailed 3D printed objects to protect fine design details.

The chiller delivers a higher coefficient of performance. By utilising high-performance variable speed motors, the device provides low noise operation and up to 50% lower energy consumption compared to conventional compressor-based systems. By employing environmentally-friendly R513A refrigerant, the chiller provides similar performance with half the GWP compared to traditional HFC refrigerants.

"3D printing machines benefit greatly from the Nextreme Chiller's ability to achieve a temperature stability to within ±0.1C of the set point temperature," said Greg Ducharme, Liquid Cooling Systems product director at Laird Thermal Systems. "The Nextreme Recirculating Chiller System can heat and cool fluid to maintain a thermal set point, offering greater flexibility and reducing the need to implement a separate heating element."

The series is offered in three standard models, 1800W, 2800W and 5000W. All these models can be configured to satisfy specific application demands.

By Natasha Shek