Australia-based metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs has announced that it has experienced a rise in the sales of its metal 3D printer Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro in the first quarter of financial year 2019.
In its recent financial report, Aurora posted an increase in sales revenue that is 70% of the total of FY2018 in Q1 FY2019.
Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro
Aurora’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, Nathan Henry, discussed the company’s commitment to bringing metal 3D printing to the masses in an earlier interview with 3D Printing Industry. The Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro, which is priced at $49,999, has supported in building the company’s reputation in this direction.
The S-Titanium Pro has a build size of 20 x 20 x 50 cm and weighs about 170 kg. It features a minimum layer thickness of 0.03 mm, as well as uses metal powders including gold, bronze, silver, and titanium.
The open source approach of Aurora’s S-Titanium Pro to materials enables the client to use metal powders from third parties. This makes it primarily useful for research institutes who want the freedom to choose materials for specific experiments.
Furthermore, the S-Titanium Pro comes with three different printing modes which can be used for variable tasks. The following modes are Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), and Directed Energy Deposition (DED), which is mainly used in the automotive and aerospace sector.
Presence of the S-Titanium Pro in the University
The Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid acquired the Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro in 2018. The Deputy Director of Applied Mathematics at the University, Joaquin Rams described, “I consider the flexibility of the Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro system perfect for academic use, as it allows modifying many parameters including types of powders and even mixtures of powder, which is not commonly seen in metal 3D printing systems.”
Moreover, two of the S-Titanium Pro 3D printers were installed in Denmark, including the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby.
Hyon Engineering in Germany also secured the S-Titanium Pro in August 2018. The company offers a range of 3D printing services to its clients in the automotive and aerospace industry.
Managing and Technical Director at HYON Engineering, Odon Szinyi stated, “The Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro will be used to print parts for customers and the ULC.EVs (ultra-low-consumption electric-vehicles) we are developing.”
“It was the right choice for us due to the large build volume and it has excellent value for money considering 3D printers of this size and abilities often cost over more than a quarter million euro,” he adds.
The company is dedicated to make Aurora’s 3D printer more accessible and is also concerned with speeding up the process of 3D printed part validation. To accomplish this end, Aurora has partnered with the oil & gas and marine standards organization DNV GL, a partner of NAMIC on the marine 3D printing research project.