3D Printing of Pumps For The Mining Industry

3DPrinting of Pumps For The Mining IndustrY

What are mining pumps?

Mining pumps refer to the types of pumps required as part of the mining process, such as slurry pumps, centrifugal pumps, magnetic drive pumps, submersible pumps, borehole pumps, diaphragm pumps, etc. All of them are used in the mining industry, depending on the fluid transfer and the application needed.

Mining pumps work for abrasive sludge dewatering, mineral processing, slurry transfer, reagent (acid and chemical) dosing, water supply and boosting, and wastewater and tailing transfer.

These pieces are exposed to a very high deterioration of the material and therefore it is necessary to change the piece periodically. 

Additive Manufacturing for Mining Pumps

It is currently well known to everybody the potential of the Additive Manufacturing technologies. But in this case we are focusing on the possibilities for the mining sector, because many of the mines are placed in remote areas with difficult access. That is the reason why it is possible to save so much time and money. But, how?

The technology allows to print in a simple, economic and efficient way parts that have failed, instead of having to wait for the replacements.

In the end, wasting time is the same as wasting money. So if the mine has the possibility to have the necessary machines to print the replacements instead of waiting for them to arrive, it will be much more productive.

This is not theory, it is a reality. In fact some of the top 3D printing companies are already working on this sector.

What is the added value of Meltio?

• Highly compact: The tightly integrated module and the deposition head maximize the range of applications, including CNC retrofit.
• Large print envelope: 150 x 200 x 450mm
• Print speed: The system is capable of printing parts with high speed technology.
• Low cost: From one third to half the price of competitor systems. Meltio also features the lowest acquisition and printed part cost.
• High capability: The only commercially available dual-mode powder/wire system.
• Materials:  Any commercially available metal in wire or powder.


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