Vacuums for 3D Printing and Metal Dusts. 3rd Party & Group E Certified

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Wet-immersion and dry vacuums for control of fugitive dust and housekeeping and cleaning around the 3D printing equipment.

EXP1-20 DT (PRS-HEC) RE HEPA

High Efficiency Cyclone (HEC) for NFPA 484 compliance- allows dry recovery of 5 lbs. of aluminum dust.

NFPA 484 stipulates that vacuuming of aluminum dust should be done with a wet-immersion separator vacuum to properly de-inertize the potentially explosive fine dust. This isn't practical when you are looking to recover the valuable aluminum dust. For that application we have a dry recovery system that allows dry recovery of your aluminum dust with complete NRTL safety and compliance covered. Call us today at (800) 635-0298 and we will be happy to explain in greater detail, and go over the details of your unique application. 

EXP1-20 DT (PRS-HEC) RE HEPA
Tiger-Vac® EXP1-20 DT (PRS-HEC) RE HEPA for dry recovery of up to 5 Lbs. of aluminum dust.

Features:

Powder Recovery System (PRS) for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Suitable for all AM applications (both plastic & metal). Facilitates the extraction & recovery of powder from the AM machine powder bed and build chamber. The integrated cyclonic pre-separator can separate and collect up to 98% of the powder before it enters the vacuum The powder is recovered in the detachable recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304 Recovered powder can be easily disposed or re-used depending on the application Meets NFPA 484 for Additive Manufacturing paragraph 13.4.1 – Equipment listed for Class II, Group E atmospheres Meets NFPA 484 for Powder and Dust Collection paragraph 11.2.4.4.1 – Cyclone without filter media ATEX & IECEx Certified for Conductive dusts Group IIIC Provides a very high protection level in the collection tank.

Click HERE to see full specifications for EXP1-20 DT (PRS-HEC) RE HEPA 

Click HERE to see the Automotive/Aerospace - Dust Extraction/Vacuum Sanding Kit

CD-IT (85L) EX (CFE) HEPA - 22 Gallon Wet-Immersion Group E Vacuum

CDIT
Tiger-Vac® CD-IT (85L) EX (CFE) HEPA Gallon Wet-Immersion Group E Vacuum

Tiger-Vac® CD-IT (85L) EX (CFE) HEPA Gallon Wet-Immersion Group E Vacuum for the safe vacuuming of combustible/conductive dusts.  

ESD Safe vacuum systems for hazardous locations are designed to prevent ignition hazards.  We use metal parts or static dissipative powder coating to prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).  

CD-EX Models Certified for:
Division 1, Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups E, F and G, T3C
Division 2, Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups F and G, T3C

Designed for vacuuming of explosive metal powders and NFPA 484 compliance.  Group E 3rd Party Tested. 

CD-ITBucket
Tiger-Vac® CD-IT (85L) with Recovery Tank removed

Features:

  • Hydrogen safe
  • Immersion separator "Wet (Oil) Mix". Meant to be used with mineral oil or any other neutralizing liquid
  • Designed for the Recovery and INERTIZATION of Conductive and Explosive Dust, such as Aluminum, Magnesium, Zirconium and other commercial alloys, into a Liquid Immersion Bath
  • Group E motor (metal dust) and switch included
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof
  • Meets the requirements for a Liquid Precipitation Collector for metal dusts as outlined in NFPA 484
  • Less than 10 ohms of resistivity
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal
  • HEPA filter with an efficiency of 99.995% at 0.3 micron. Tested IEST-RP-CC001. H14 by MPPS method as per EN 1822 and OSHA compliant. All of our HEPA vacuum systems are aerosol leak tested before leaving our facility - included
  • Continuous duty single phase or 3-phase (TEFC) explosion proof/dust ignition proof motor
  • Stainless steel SAE 304 interceptor tank
  • Recovery capacity of 22 lb (10 kg) of dust into 7.9 gal. (30L) of oil or any other neutralizing liquid
  • Detachable recovery tank (DT) for easy disposal of recovered materials
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator

Click THIS LINK to see full specifications for CD-IT 85L EX HEPA

EXP1-10 (IT-40L) EX DT (CFE) HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

EXP11040L
Tiger-Vac® EXP1-10 (IT-40L) CFE HEPA

EXP1-10 W/3D TOOL KIT

  • Immersion separator “Wet (Water) Mix”. Only meant to be used with water (no oil)
  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof by an OSHA approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • Precipitating Dust - complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Electric
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of water is required in the recovery tank. The conductive “wet” recovery bag has a recovery capacity of 3L. 1 gal. (3.8L) of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductive recovery bag is not used
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit

Specifications:

Exp11040Lspecifications
EXP1-10 (IT-40L) EX (CFE) HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

EXP1 Models are Certified for: Class I, Division 1, Division 2, Group D, T3C and Class II, Division 1, Division 2, Groups E, F and G

VacwArm
EXP1-10 (40L) HEPA with Capture Arm

Features:

  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Enhanced Mini Immersion Separator - Wet Mix - Can be used with either water or oil. When using water, you can recover material into the conductive “wet” recovery bag or directly into the recovery tank. When using oil, you must recover into the conductive “wet” recovery bag only
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof
  • Precipitating Dust complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Electric
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of liquid is required in the recovery tank. The conductive"wet” Recovery Bag has a recovery capacity of 4.5L. 1.5 gal. (5.5L)of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductive recovery bagis not used
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit

​Click HERE to see a case study.

Mini Enhanced Immersion Separator (Water or Oil)

EXP110Oil
Tiger-Vac® EXP1-10 (IT-40L) EX DT (CFE) HEPA

Features:

  • Enhanced Mini Immersion Separator - Wet Mix - Can be used with either water or oil
  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof
  • Meets the requirements for a Liquid Precipitation Collector for metal dusts as outlined in NFPA 484
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Electric
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of liquid is required in the recovery tank. The conductive “wet” Recovery Bag has a recovery capacity of 4.5L (1.5 gal.)
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit

Specifications:

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C-10 EX Water-Mix (IT-40L) CFE HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

C10EX40L
Tiger-Vac® C-10 EX Water-Mix (IT-40L) CFE HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT
  • Mini Immersion Separator “Wet (Water) Mix” for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • DUST IGNITION PROTECTED
  • Division 2, Class II, Groups F & G
  • Certified Zone 22 Hazardous Areas / Dust Group IIIC (Conductive Dusts)
  • ESD Safe Vacuum Cleaners for Hazardous Locations are designed to prevent ignition hazards.
  • We use metal parts or Static Dissipative Powder Coating to prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Features:

  • Immersion separator “Wet (Water) Mix”. Only meant to be used with water (no oil)
  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Legally certified dust ignition protected by an OSHA approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • Precipitating Dust - complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPAGrade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Electric
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of water is required in the recovery tank. The conductive “wet” recovery bag has a recovery capacity
  • of 3L. 1 gal. (3.8L) of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductive recovery bag is not used
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit

Specifications:

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C-10 EX Water or Oil (IT-40L) DT (CFE) HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

C10EX40LDT
Tiger-Vac® C-10 EX Water or Oil (IT-40L) DT (CFE) HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

Mini Enhanced Immersion Separator - Wet Mix (Water or Oil)

  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Enhanced Mini Immersion Separator - Wet Mix - Can be used with either water or oil. When using water, you can recover material into the conductive “wet” recovery bag or directly into the recovery tank.
  • When using oil, you must recover into the conductive “wet” recovery bag only
  • Legally certified dust ignition protected by an OSHA approved
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • Precipitating Dust - complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Electric
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of liquid is required in the recovery tank. The conductive “wet” Recovery Bag has a recovery capacity of 4.5L. 1.5 gal. (5.5L) of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductive recovery bag is not used
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit

Specifications:

C10EXDT Specs

​Click here to see a case study

ATEX-10A (IT-40L) CFE HEPA

Pneumatic (air-operated) Mini Immersion Separator “Wet (Water) Mix” for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

ATEX10A
Tiger-Vac® ATEX-10A (IT-40L) CFE HEPA

Division 1, Class I, Groups A, B, C and D Division 1, Class II, Groups E, F, G Hazardous Locations as defined in the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

ESD Safe Vacuum Cleaners for Hazardous Locations are designed to prevent ignition hazards. We use metal parts or Static Dissipative Powder Coating to prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Features:

  • Immersion separator “Wet (Water) Mix”. Only meant to be used with water (no oil)
  • Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof
  • Precipitating Dust - complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Pneumatic (air-operated). Can run continuously without overheating or wear
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of water is required in the recovery tank. The conductive “wet” recovery bag has a recovery capacity of 3L. 1 gal. (3.8L) of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductive recovery bag is not used
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit
  • Low noise level - only 68 dB(A)
  • Pressure regulator included. Pressure regulator is adjustable between 0 psi. (0 bar) to 150 psi. (10 bars). It is factory set at 80 psi. (5.5 bars) for ideal performance and noise level
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ATEX Mini Enhanced HEPA W3D TOOL KIT

ATEX10A3D
Tiger-Vac® ATEX-10A (IT-40L) DT CFE HEPA W/3D TOOL KIT

Mini Enhanced Immersion Separator - Wet Mix (Water or Oil)

Division 1, Class I, Groups A, B, C and D 
Division 1, Class II, Groups E, F, G
Hazardous Locations as defined in the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)

Designed for the recovery and INERTIZATION of combustible dust into a liquid immersion bath water, you can recover material into the conductive “wet” recovery bag or directly into the recovery tank. When using oil, you must recover into the conductive “wet” recovery bag only “wet” Recovery Bag has a recovery capacity of 4.5L. 1.5 gal. (5.5L) of powder can be recovered directly in the tank if the conductiverecovery bag is not used bars). It is factory set at 80 psi. (5.5 bars) for ideal performance and noise level

  • Enhanced Mini ImmersionSeparator - Wet Mix - Can be used with either water or oil. When using
  • Legally certified explosion proof/dust ignition proof
  • Precipitating Dust - complies with NFPA 484 standards
  • Coalescing Filter Element (CFE) for moisture removal. HEPA Grade. 99.97% efficiency on 0.3 micron
  • Pneumatic (air-operated). Can run continuously without overheating or wear
  • Recovery tank made of stainless steel SAE 304
  • Recovery capacity - 3.25 gal. (12.3L) of liquid is required in the recovery tank. The conductive
  • Degassing vent allows gas to be evacuated automatically from the unit
  • Equipped with a liquid level indicator
  • Includes a complete static dissipative tool kit
  • Low noise level - only 68 dB(A)
  • Pressure regulator included. Pressure regulator is adjustable between 0 psi. (0 bar) to 150 psi. (10

Specifications:

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Larger units are also available:

FAQ Section

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What is Additive Manufacturing?

​Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing. (RP), Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) and Additive Fabrication (AF)

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Why is vacuuming dusts from Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing so important?

The 3D printers used in additive manufacturing usually require cleaning after the process is completed as the dusts can be explosive. Some explosive dusts also interact badly with other explosive dusts. Control of fugitive dust emissions and housekeeping outside of (and around) the 3D printing equipment must also be considered.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Why is it important to do a Risk Analysis / Risk assessment?

Whether the powders or materials used are metal or nonmetal, it is imperative that anyone considering using additive manufacturing perform a risk analysis on the process to determine the hazards involved and how those hazards will be managed.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What kind of Vacuum cleaners are recommended for use in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing?

Controlled Air Design offers a complete line of vacuum cleaners for additive manufacturing and 3D Printing. We offer both immersion “wet mix” systems as well as dry recovery systems.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What materials are used in additive manufacturing?

The materials used in additive manufacturing can range from starch to photopolymer resins (polymer changes properties when exposed to light) to thermoplastics to metals, such as aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, Inconel alloys, and others.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What type of Wet Immersion Separator Vac should I get for explosive metal dusts like titanium and aluminum?

Make sure the vacuum model is CSA certified (or other accredited testing lab) and recognized by NRTL for: Class I, Division 1, Division 2, Group D, T3C and Class II, Division 1, Division 2, Groups E, F and G. Call us at (800) 635 0298 any time if you have any questions on this.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What is NRTL?

OSHA created the Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) program to ensure that certain types of equipment be tested and certified for their safe use in the workplace. A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is a private-sector organization that OSHA has recognized as meeting the legal requirements in 29 CFR 1910.7 to perform testing and certification of products using consensus based test standards. An organization must have the necessary capability both as a product safety testing laboratory and as a product certification body to receive OSHA recognition as an NRTL. To find out more about the OSHA NRTL program, please follow this link to the OSHA website: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/nrtllist.html

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What are "conductive vacuum tools and hose"? and what is the difference between a grounded hose and a hose that conducts static?

​In the old days people would run a copper wire inside the hose, or buried within the hose helix, and belive they were dissipating static electricity. It never really worked that well. The word “static” tells us what really happens: the “static” stays where it is and the copper wire really only serves as an additional path to ground. Our Static Conductive Vac Tools and Hoses are impregnated with a high concentration of conductive resins, such as carbon black and various conductive urethane resins. Our Statmax Conductive vac hoses specification sheets contain resistance readings that show the concentarion of conductive resins used: https://www.controlledairdesign.com/images/uploads/files/StatMax_YL_1.pdf

For applications where a grounding wire is called for we have the food grade StatMax with copper grounding wire: https://www.controlledairdesign.com/products/hoses-tools/statmax-grounded

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