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MX3D with Takenaka 3D prints Structural Steel Connector
13 December 2019

Amsterdam-based metal 3D printing company, MX3D has revealed a collaboration with Japanese architecture and engineering firm Takenaka. Together, the companies designed a Structural Steel Connector, which MX3D then 3D printed using its large scale robotic printing technology, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing.... Read more...

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BUMAX secures an order for Belgian offshore wind farm

08 November 2019

Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners, BUMAX has received a large order for corrosion resistant and maintenance free studs to be used for a wind farm off the Belgian coast.

BUMAX won the order to supply stainless studs, nuts and washers for the 219 MW “Northwester 2” offshore wind power plants thanks to its capability to provide high strength fasteners with excellent corrosion resistance that are suitable for extremely challenging North Sea conditions.

Development of the offshore wind farm is ongoing and it is expected to be in operation in the H1 of 2020.

The product chosen for this project is BUMAX SDX 109, a high strength super duplex fastener with excellent mechanical properties, and exceptional resistance to general crevice, pitting and stress corrosion in aggressive environments.

SDX 109 meets the customer’s requirements for a corrosion-resistant stud to fasten the wind turbine generator external platform to each of the 23 wind turbine foundations. The studs will have to be maintenance-free throughout the 27-year design life of the turbines.

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