AM 400

  • Additive manufacturing / 3D printing

AM 400

Designed and built specifically for inert particulate filtration, the AM 400 is the premium extraction solution for the additive manufacturing industry.

It offers significant benefits to users in direct metal laser sintering and selective laser melting polymer applications.

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We offer a range of accessories for many of our units

Please refer to our accessories page for further information and then get in touch with our experts to define exactly what you need.

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Key features of the AM 400

iQ Operating System

Intelligent Operating System (iQ)

Advanced extraction monitoring and control system bringing multiple performance enhancements for higher efficiency of extraction, independent filter status monitoring and integral design features that combine to deliver a lower cost of ownership. It monitors the status of both the pre filter and combined (main) filter.

DeepPleat DUO pre filter

DeepPleat DUO pre-filter

This pre-filter comes in three main sizes and incorporates a massive drop-out chamber and large volume area within the base of the filter. Above the drop-out chamber but still within the housing there is a sealed 200mm deep pleat layer of F8 media giving an impressive surface area.

Automatic flow control (AFC) technology

Automatic flow control (AFC) allows the operator to preset the correct gasflow rates for the specific application, subsequently maintaining the gasflow. This generates lower noise levels and ensures further protection of the more expensive HEPA filters.

Reverse flow gas (RFG) technology

The RFG technology feature causes a fall in velocity and gas direction change. Larger particulate falls out of the gastream into the filter’s drop out chamber. With less particulate entering the filter media the filter life is significantly increased, enhancing filter capture performance and ensure longer life.

Patented technology

BOFA invests in innovation and our products and technology have a heritage of being tried, tested and trusted for over 30 years. As the market leader, we are proud of our product designs and technology and take great care in protecting this intellectual property and our integrity. Our product range includes aspects which are protected under patent copyright, design copyright, registered design and trade mark laws.

Low leakage

This unit is very low leakage:
<33ml/min @-10mBar. Limits argon loss. Limits oxygen ingress.

Electronics lift assist

This unit has electronic lift assist for ease of housing installation and disassembly.
Electronic actuator which lifts the housing by 100mm, using the buttons on the front panel.
Lifts up to seal against the tri-clamp fittings.

Removable filter housing

This unit has a removable and isolatable filter housing element. This keeps the contents securely under inert conditions during transport.
Double seal arrangement which results in:
<15ml/min @-10mBar loss. Limits argon loss. Limits oxygen ingress. Ergonomic height. Robust and ruggedised castors. DeepPleat DUO, patent protected drop-out chamber.

ProTECT service plan

Our ProTECT LEV service plan and compliance certification has been designed to give you the peace of mind that your LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) systems are being expertly maintained throughout their working life and you are kept within government guidelines and regulations in the UK.

SureCHECK quality standard

We recognise that quality, health and safety and environmental management are integral to our management. SureCHECK is far more than just written words, it touches every employee and is engrained within the company’s culture and business ethos. It is applied consistently across all our business activities on a world-wide basis.

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Technical specification

Reverse flow filter technology

Standard

F8 particulate filter

Standard

Realtime gasflow reading

Standard

Filter status warnings

Standard

Automatic flow control

Standard

High contrast display

Standard

Remote diagnostics via USB

Standard

Interfacing

Standard

Removable filter housing

Standard

Isolation valve

Standard

Electronic lift assist

Standard

Low leakage

Standard

Tri-clamp inlet & outlet connections

Standard

Upgrade to HEPA filter

Optional

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View suitable applications

Polymer powder bed fusion
VAT polymerisation
Binder jetting
Material jetting
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Datasheet correct at time of publishing. For specific applications, please contact us for details.