Hartwig Inc Announces Partnership with Solukon to Advance Additive Manufacturing Automation

St. Louis, MO – Hartwig Inc, a leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, is excited to announce its partnership with Solukon, a specialist and innovative market leader in automating powder removal from metal and polymer parts with complicated geometries printed in powder-based 3D printing processes.

The automation of depowdering has become a critical step in the overall production of additive manufactured parts. Hartwig Inc recognizes the importance of this process and is proud to partner with Solukon to provide their customers with innovative solutions that improve the efficiency and reliability of their additive manufacturing processes.

“We are excited to partner with Solukon to bring their cutting-edge technology to our customers,” said Greg Hartwig, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Hartwig Inc. “We believe that Solukon’s expertise in automating the de-powdering process will provide our customers with a significant competitive advantage by increasing their throughput and reducing lead times.”

Solukon’s unique SPR® (Smart Powder Recuperation) depowdering technology is revolutionizing the additive manufacturing industry by providing a solution for removing excess powder from complex parts, which can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Their machines use a patented process that eliminates the need for manual labor, providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution for manufacturers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hartwig Inc to help advance the automation of additive manufacturing,” said Michael Sattler, Global Sales Director of Solukon. “Together, we can provide innovative solutions that streamline the production process and allow manufacturers to bring their products to market faster and more efficiently.”

Hartwig Inc and Solukon are committed to providing their customers with the highest level of support and expertise in additive manufacturing. This partnership will allow them to provide a complete solution for manufacturers looking to automate their production processes.

For more information on Hartwig Inc and Solukon’s partnership and the benefits of automating the de-powdering process in additive manufacturing, please visit the Hartwig Inc website – hartwiginc.com

About Hartwig

Hartwig, Inc., based out of St. Louis, MO and covering 14 states, is the Midwest’s largest machine tool distributor. Hartwig is committed to helping manufacturers control their destiny every day.  Since the company’s founding in 1960, the Hartwig team has installed over 12,000 machine tools for its customers. Hartwig is known for their manufacturing solutions and support of turning, milling, grinding, EDM, and Additive Manufacturing. In the field of AM, Hartwig already partners with EOS with whom Solukon also has a strong relationship. The Solukon activities at Hartwig will be coordinated by Jens Kautzor, Additive Manufacturing Sales Engineer.

About Solukon

Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH is a German high-quality supplier of powder removal and processing systems for metal and polymer additive manufacturing. Founded in 2015 by Andreas Hartmann and Dominik Schmid, the company, located in Augsburg, has extensive experience in the development of AM systems and related peripheral equipment, and offers a full range of industrial powder processing systems. Since 2022 Solukon offers an intelligent software for automated depowdering of laser-melted metal parts as exclusive licensee, the SPR-Pathfinder®. Solukon products meet the highest functionality and safety standards and are approved for safe and reliable removal of tough-to-handle and reactive materials such as titanium and aluminum.

Solukon is present on four continents. The systems are trusted by leading manufactures of 3D-printing systems, like EOS, SLM Solutions and AMCM, by institutions like NASA and Cern as well as by companies like Siemens and Ariane Group.

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