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Lasermelting

Additiv manufacturing

Metal-fusing   is an additive manufacturing process. Also called 3D printing. In contrast to subtractive processes (machining), metal powder is used, which is applied in thin layers (15 - 150 μm) on a construction surface and then locally melted by means of a laser.

The component contour is produced by deflecting the laser beam by means of a scanner. The construction along the Z axis takes place by lowering the installation space, reapplying powder and re-melting.

 

The advantages at a glance

The use of metal laser melting or 3D printing has some significant advantages. Here is a brief overview of the most important details:

 

  • New component geometries are possible
  • Enormous weight reductions in the components
  • Environmentally friendly process, since only the required material is consumed
  • Higher stability of the components can be implemented
  • Fast implementation for prototypes
  • Toolless manufacturing