Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing

Via Prati Bassi 36
Taino VA,  21020

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Expertise in Metal 3D Printing hydraulic solutions. Specialist in hydraulic systems, ATEX valves, Cetop valves and cartridges. Custom-made hydraulic manifolds. Over 35 years in the design, production and worldwide sales of hydraulic systems. Italian family-owned company, with high technical know-how and passion for its work

 Press Releases

  • Aidro, a north Italian hydraulic systems specialist, presents Additive Manufacturing (also called metal 3D printing) as a new technology for the customized solutions both in hydraulics and other applications. 

    Beside its traditional production of hydraulic component and blocks, Aidro has introduced Additive Manufacturing to produce innovative hydraulic manifolds to take advantage of the benefits of 3D printing, such as lightweight, space saving, complex forms. Moreover, with its expertise in Additive Manufacturing, Aidro can design and develop new projects for a wide range of applications, including oil & gas sector.

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    In the photo, a comparison between the traditional Aidro manifold for mobile application and a redesigned version produced with a metal 3D printer machine. This manifold has exactly the same function as his predecessor : it controls a doubled acting cylinder with two solenoids valves and two pilot operated check valves. The complete new solution reached a 75% weight reduction and half size dimensions compared to the traditional manifold.

    The main advantages of Additive Manufacturing are the followings:  

    • compactness and fitting with smaller space available
    • lightweight 
    • reduce the number of assembling parts
    • optimize the performance thanks to curved connecting channels and elimination of 90°degrees intersection angles
    • eliminate the leakage from auxiliary drilling and plugging that normally are required in traditional manufacturing
    • more complex shapes at no extra cost
    • Rapid Prototyping    

    Risultati immagini per aidro 3d example of a compact manifold made with additive manufacturing

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    See the complete article on Hydraulics&Pneumatics Magazine here:

  • Complex hydraulic components made via metal 3D printing can incorporate details that would be difficult or impossible to duplicate through conventional machining, and weight and size are reduced without compromising performance. 

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    Without the limitations of conventional machining, parts can be designed for the most efficient combination of production and performance. And internal channels can be optimized for higher flow and lower pressure drop. It’s also possible to produce several different prototypes within hours to determine the best design. Furthermore, components can be made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel (AISI 316L), aluminum, titanium, and new materials still under development. Sources of potential leakage from auxiliary drilling and subsequent plugging are eliminated.

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    What About Material Properties?

    Because metal 3D printing is relatively new to the field of hydraulics, it raises the question of how the material properties of 3D-printed parts compare to those made by traditional processes. Although typical mechanical properties such as tensile strength, yield strength, and modulus of elasticity appear to be comparable, depending on material choice, the high pressures often encountered in hydraulic systems merit additional consideration.

    With proper material choice and design, components can be made to withstand these pressures, but they also may encounter shock and pressure pulsations, which are more difficult to accommodate. Manifolds, for example, often have been made from ductile iron or other ductile materials to handle these pulsations, but these materials do not lend themselves to the additive-manufacturing process. Iron and carbon steel materials also fall into that category, because the source material must exist in powder form.

    Alberto Tacconelli, Aidro managing Director,  says that the mechanical proprieties of the 3D printed materials are equivalent to (or in some cases better than) metals produced from bar stock. The results, he adds, are as much the result of design as material.

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    See our video for more information about 3D printing

    Please read the full article on Hydraulics&Pneumatics magazine:

  •  In 2017, Aidro has announced the creation of a Solutions Center for Additive Manufacturing, where the AM specialists design new solutions starting from the customers requirements. The production of 3D printed parts is made with Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology with the EOS printer machines. All the 3D printed components are validated and tested. Aidro Solutions Center for AM takes care of all phases, from the design to the production and testing, to guarantee the good quality of products. The freedom to design offered by additive manufacturing, allows Aidro to create a customized solutions that satisfy customers' requirements.

    The activites of the Solutions Center for AM are the followings:Risultati immagini per aidro 3dDESIGN new products with complex geometries and re-design traditional parts to reduce weight, save space, consolidate multiple pieces into one. FEM analysis and stress test

     PRODUCTION with metal 3D printer machine (DMLS technology), wide range of high quality metals. Most common are Stainless Steel (AISI316L) and Aluminium (Alsi10Mg), Titanium

    TESTING on material properties, pressure resistance, mechanical and micro-structural properties, functional characteristics. MEASUREMENT dimensional control by 3D scan and reverse engineering

     POST-TREATMENTS heat treating of 3D metal printed parts, surface finishing and CNC MACHINING with our flexible vertical machining center, we provide the machining of cavities, surfaces and parts of the 3D printed products that require a finishing

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  • Metal 3D printing solutions
    Additive Manufacturing or Metal 3D printed manifolds, heat exchangers, metal parts and various customized solutions. Material: stainless steel AISI316L, high corrosion resistance. Certification: ISO9001:2015, ISO9100:2016 (in progress)...

  • Aidro has established a Solutions Center for Additive Manufacturing, enabling AM specialists to design new components, per customer requirements, and bring them to life with Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) also called Selective Laser Melting (SLM). The Solutions Center oversees the entire process, from design to production to testing. Design specialists model new parts with complex geometries and refined designs to reduce weight, save space, and consolidate multiple pieces into just one. Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis is conducted, as are stress tests. These models are then transported to the company’s printer machines where they are printed, and later tested. Finally, with flexible vertical machining equipment, the cavities and surfaces of parts are finished.

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  • ATEX valves
    ATEX Directional Control valves CETOP 03, CETOP 05. ATEX Directional Control valves in Cartridge. ATEX Proportional Directional Control valves. Certification: ISO9001:2015, ISO9100:2016 (in progress), ATEX, IECEX...

  • ATEX Explosion Proof Valves directional control valve solenoid operated or pilot operated with subplate mounting interface acc. to ISO 4401, DIN 24340 (CETOP 03). The design of the body is an high quality five chamber casting. The valve is available with ATEX metallic DC and AC solenoids. In the standard version, the valve housing is phosphated for 240 h salt spray protection acc. to ISO 9227 . Enhanced surface protection for specific applications is available (ISO 9227, 520 h salt spray).

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  • Hydraulic valves and systems
    Hydraulic CETOP Valves, Cartridge Valves, Hydraulic Systems and customized solutions, power units and mini power packs. Certification: ISO9001:2015, ISO9100:2016 (in progress)...

  • Italian quality and style

    All our activities are undertaken carefully and we offer a wide range of hydraulic valves and blocks: from CETOP components to cartridge valves. Our Company has a complementary portfolio of products and solutions able to converge into integrated hydraulic systems.

    Our attention to quality is guaranteed by the ISO 9001 and ISO 9100 Certifications.

    The raw materials and components are produced in Italy or in EU countries.

    Our production is 100% tested and the goods are meticulously packed in order to ensure our customers receive the best products on time.

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