Why Laser Powder Bed Fusion?
While our work is not limited to LPBF (aka, Selective Laser Melting, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, etc.), it certainly is the primary focus of our research, products, and services. LPBF uses laser energy to selectively melt metal powders in a layer-by-layer process to build up a three-dimensional part. LPBF is the leading additive manufacturing process for complex metal parts requiring excellent mechanical properties. Compared to other metal AM processes, LPBF has superior dimensional accuracy with minimal post-processing requirements (e.g., no debindering or sintering). A wide range of materials are available, with significant ability for application-specific customization.
Our solution capabilities span four related lanes:
Open-architecture laser powder bed systems
Large-format systems for production needs
Custom systems for unique applications
Multi-sensor data collection
Data analytics and quality assessment
Closed loop control
Data integration for Digital Thread
Additive + subtractive laser processing
Beam shaping and advanced optics
Multi-material powder bed deposition
Integration of other available technologies
Applications & Support
Process development for specialty materials
Demos and prototype builds
Training and consultation
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