3D printed filter prevents bacteria build up

When traditionally manufactured, a formed steel U-section ring is used to hold a disc of mesh in place, increasing its tension and providing added strength. However, this leaves gaps between the steel ring and mesh, and the weft and warp strands of the woven wire, known as ‘bug traps’, and bacteria and dirt can easily gather here.

By using AM, CAM has created a filter which contains no bug traps, reducing the risk of material accumulation and potential biochemical contamination.

Croft's filter can also be cleaned more easily and meet much higher standards, reducing downtime and the need for replacement parts.