LENS Systems

LENS metal 3D printers are ideally suited to fabricate, enhance and repair high-performance metal components used in Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, and Medical device manufacturing industries. The LENS process cost-effectively builds three-dimensional structures with excellent material properties from a wide range of metals, including titanium, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt and other engineering alloys.

LENS System Configurations

The entry level, low cost LENS 450 system is ideally suited for universities, researchers, metal powder developers and others exploring the benefits of metal additive manufacturing. The system is built on industry proven LENS technology and can be used for additive manufacturing and repair applications for small parts.

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Standard Features

  • Hermetically Sealed Class 1 Laser Enclosure
  • 100 x 100 x 100 mm Process Work Envelope
  • 3 Axis CNC Control System
  • Argon Purge System
  • Integrated Powder Feeder
  • 400 W IPG Fiber Laser

Applications

  • Educating Future AM Technologists
  • Certifying Powder Quality
  • Prototyping Small Parts
  • Repairing Small Parts

Capabilities

  • Low-cost entry to Metal 3D Printing
  • Direct from CAD to Part – no tooling
  • Superior Material Properties – full functionality
  • Near Net Shape build or repair – minimal finishing
  • Low Heat Input – Low distortion and Heat Affected Zone
  • High Efficiency Laser – Low cost of ownership
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LENS 450 Systems Datasheet

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The mid-size LENS MR-7 is specially configured for the rapid alloy development, functional prototyping and medium size part repair applications.

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Optional Features

  • Optional Closed-Loop Control System
  • Closed loop control
  • Laser upgrade to 1 kW
  • Laser and Chiller upgrade to 2 kW

Standard Features

  • Hermetically Sealed Class 1 Laser Enclosure
  • 300 x 300 x 300mm Process Work Envelope
  • 3 Axis CNC Control System
  • Thermal Imager with Analysis Software
  • Integrated Gas Purification System
  • Integrated Dual Powder Feeders
  • 500 W IPG Fiber Laser

Applications

Specially configured system for the material researcher to rapidly produce novel materials with exceptional quality. Two powder feeders enable gradient materials to be made – every layer can have a different chemistry. Example applications include:

  • Rapid Alloy Development
  • Fundamental Materials Research
  • Rapid Solidification Research
  • Composites Research
  • Ceramics Research
  • Rapid Manufacturing
  • Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Advanced Product Development

Capabilities

  • Create graded material samples – speed screening
  • Create mixtures – rapid alloy discovery
  • Rapid solidification rates (>1000C) – Novel microstructures
  • Complete Atmosphere Control – full protection for highest quality
  • Calculate cooling rates – correlate to microstructure and properties
  • Fluidization to assist feeding irregular powders
  • Rapid set-up – make a new alloy in ten minutes!
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LENS MR-7 Systems Datasheet

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The LENS 850-R with its large work envelope and 5-axis motion control system is ideally suited  for the repair and fabrication of high value large metal components used in the Aerospace and Defense industries.

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Optional Features

  • Optional Closed-Loop Control System
  • Optional Deep Repair Deposition Head
  • Laser and Chiller upgrade to 2kW to 4kW

Standard Features

  • Hermetically Sealed Class 1 Laser Enclosure
  • 900 x 1500 x 900mm Process Work Envelope
  • 5 Axis CNC Control System
  • XYZ gantry + tilt-rotate table
  • Integrated Gas Purification System
  • Integrated Dual Powder Feeders
  • 1kW IPG Fiber Laser

Applications

Specially configured system designed for the repair or fabrication of high value large metal components used in the Aerospace and Defense industries. Example applications include:

  • Repair or fabrication of components for aerospace and defense applications
  • Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Rapid Manufacturing
  • Advanced Product Development

Capabilities

  • Complete Atmosphere Control – full protection for highest quality
  • Direct from CAD to part – no tooling required
  • Superior material properties – full functionality
  • Near-net-shape build or repair – minimal finishing
  • Single-step process – reduced time and cost
  • Low heat input – low distortion and heat-affected-zone
  • Closed loop for precision deposition control
  • High efficiency lasers for reduced cost of ownership
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LENS 850-R Systems Datasheet

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The LENS Print Engine provides Optomec industry proven metal 3D Printing technology in a modular form for integration with new or existing CNC machine tools. Now additive and subtractive manufacturing can be performed in the system allowing you to leverage existing capital assets. The modular LENS Print Engine components include Optomec proprietary  powder feeders, deposition heads, LENS process controls, fiber laser support, integrated  tool path generation software, and full safety packages. The LENS Print Engine is targeted for customers who wish to upgrade their existing CNC systems with additive capabilities or to machine tool OEMs as a value add option to their current system offerings.

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Standard Features

  • Industry-leading Deposition Heads
  • Best-in-Class Powder Feed System
  • Support for Fiber-delivered Lasers
  • Industry Proven Control System
  • Tool Path Generation Software
  • Full Safety Packages

Applications

  • Net Shape RP & RM
  • Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Rework
  • In-situ Repair
  • Addition of Wear Surfaces
  • Cladding and Surface Modification

Capabilities

  • Flexibility to add to any CNC machine tool
  • Ability to deposit and machine in same work cell
  • Complete laser deposition solution
  • Easy adoption and training
  • Open Atmosphere
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Comparison of LENS System Features

KEY FEATURES LENS 450 LENS MR-7 LENS 850-R
Process Work Envelope 100 x 100 x 100mm 300 x 300 x 300mm 900 x 1500 x 900mm
Hermetically Sealed Class 1 Laser Enclosure Yes Yes Yes
CNC Motion Control System 3 axis 3 axis 5 axis
Thermal Imager N/A Optional Optional
Isolated Pass Thru Chamber (Antechamber) N/A Yes Yes
Integrated Gas Purification System N/A Yes Yes
Gas Recirculation System N/A Yes Yes
Powder Feeders One, option for two Two, option for four Two, option for four
Vision System N/A Yes Yes
LaserPath Toolpath Generation System N/A N/A Optional
5-axis Toolpath Generation Software N/A N/A Optional
Laser and Powder Calibration Systems N/A Optional Optional
Modular Part-Handling System N/A N/A Yes
Standard Fiber Power Laser 400 W 500 W 1 kW
High Overhang Deposition Head N/A Optional Optional
High Stand-off Deposition Head N/A N/A Optional
Deep Repair Head N/A N/A Optional
Melt Pool Monitoring and Control System N/A Optional Optional
Powder Recovery System N/A N/A Optional