Recent developments and news at the pressure probe manufacturing firm Vectoflow.

ASME TurboExpo 2018 – a resounding success

The booth was often filled to capacity and included a demonstration wind tunnel with 2-axis traverse and a 5-hole probe as well as examples of the diverse probes and rakes offered by Vectoflow. The most popular of these was a turbine vane outfitted with 8 individual 3-hole probe heads, all with the pressure channels led out through the vane body to the base. A close second was a 3D printed 5-hole ceramic probe (Al2O3) capable of over 2050K enabling low conduction error combustion measurements.

Swiss AM Guide 2018 – How 3D printing revolutionizes measurement technology

The application case of Vectoflow impressively shows how tailor-made flow measurement technology can be fabricated for many different areas. The advantages of additive manufacturing regarding design, size and material are leveraged in a targeted manner and combined with expertise in measurement technology. In this way, it is possible to offer customized flow measurement probes, which are robust, flexible, integral, and measure with high precision.

Vectoflow Seeks Pilot Customers for New Airdata System

You are currently developing an UAV or a drone? You need date on airspeed, pitch and yaw angles, barometric height as well as air temperature? And you want to use this data live or later for performance analysis and control? We are currently developing a small, robust air data system made up of a probe for three dimensional flow measurement and the measurement electronics that outputs all relevant flight data directly and digitally.

News in the 3D-Printing-Sector

After presenting their 3D-printer, EOS P 500, EOS is planning further developments within the 3D-printing sector. Agreements have been made with the chemical company Arkema for developing a new high-tech polymer. There are already existing cooperations with Evonik and BASF for the development of future polymers.

Vectoflow clears another founder award

Katharina Kreitz, one of Vectoflow’s three founders, did not only convince the jury of the German founders web platform Unternehmerheld (Translates to ‘entrepreneur hero’) last week. The crowd also voted in her favour at the live pitch event.