Specialized Vacuum Cleaners for 3D-Printing Cleanup

Published by , October 16, 2018 1:27 pm

(3DPrint.com) 3D printers need to be cleaned after a build, and doing so requires the right tools. An ordinary vacuum cleaner isn’t suitable for cleaning the powder out of a 3D printers. Several companies now offering specialized vacuums for 3D-printing cleanup.
Tiger-Vac has begun offering vacuum cleaners for additive manufacturing. The company has quite a wide variety of vacuum cleaners for cleaning 3D printers; it offers seven “wet mix” models for cleaning with water as well as four “dry recovery” models simply for suctioning powder. Delfin is another vacuum cleaner company that has developed a vacuum for cleaning powder-based 3D printers; the Delfin Zefiro 75 Inert is a new vacuum cleaner designed to extract and inert combustible dust. Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Solutions also offers a vacuum cleaner for safe cleaning of 3D printers. The Pennsylvania company’s additive manufacturing-specific vacuum, the VHS110, is designed to collect metal shavings produced after a metal 3D print is completed. It consists of an oil mist filter, filtration for metal powders, a separator for liquid and metal powder, and a container for the collection and rendering of inert metal dust.