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 3-dimensional structures with excellent material properties from a wide range of metals, including titanium, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt and other engineering alloys.

A number of LENS 3D printer configurations are available to meet your specific application requirements, including the entry-level LENS 450, the LENS MR-7 for research and development, and the LENS 850R production repair system. Click here for more information on LENS Applications or to access data sheets on LENS Systems


LENS System Configurations
LENS 450
Key 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 System Configurations
LENS MR-7
Key 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
  • Optional Closed-Loop Control System
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 System Configurations
LENS 850-R
Key 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
  • Optional Closed-Loop Control System
  • Optional Deep Repair Deposition Head
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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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

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