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Bison Offers Cooling Blower for High-Temperature 3D Printers

Dec. 5, 2023
The Nautilair blower is designed for enhanced printer performance.

Because high-temperature 3D printing equipment is challenged by issues related to print quality, accuracy, and consistency due to overheating, Bison, an Ametek company, offers the Nautilair 7.6-in. high-power blower.

High-temperature 3D printing equipment produces complex, heat-resistant, engineering-grade parts, so the blower is designed to enhance the performance and precision of them by addressing the critical challenge of maintaining optimal print temperatures when processing high-temperature materials.

Key features of the Nautilair blower include:

  • Advanced cooling technology
  • Optimized thermal management
  • Customizable airflow
  • Compatibility with a range of 3D printers
  • Durable construction.

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Bison’s Nautilair 7.6-in. HO is a 240-volt single-phase blower designed to maintain a consistent and controlled print environment. This prevents heat-induced distortions and ensures precise layer deposition. The entire Nautilair blower product line is known for industry-leading power density providing the highest performance in the smallest package size. This enables minimization of 3D printer blower size without sacrificing performance.  

Dissipates Heat, Withstands Elevated Printing Temperatures

The Nautilair blower is equipped with a powerful fan that produces up to 200 CFM airflow with intelligent airflow management. The blower efficiently dissipates excess heat, enabling printed parts with high crystallinity and low porosity, in turn resulting in superior print quality and increased model accuracy when printing with thermoplastics such as PEEK, PEKK, Ultem, carbon fiber and glass fiber composites.

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The blower can be used for applications that include both premix heating combustion and device cooling. Airflow can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the end-use environments at a given set point or across a range of desired performance points for full control over air flow outputs. 

The blower can be integrated with a range of high-temperature 3D printers, and its high airflow output capability makes it suitable for large build volume printers. It is also designed to withstand the demands of continuous 3D printing at elevated temperatures, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.

About the Author

Sharon Spielman | Technical Editor, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s technical editor, Sharon Spielman produces content for the brand’s focus audience—design and multidisciplinary engineers. Her beat includes 3D printing/CAD; mechanical and motion systems, with an emphasis on pneumatics and linear motion; automation; robotics; and CNC machining.

Spielman has more than three decades of experience as a writer and editor for a range of B2B brands, including those that cover machine design; electrical design and manufacturing; interconnection technology; food and beverage manufacturing; process heating and cooling; finishing; and package converting.

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