Recent Enhancements Speed Qualification of the Process for Repair of High Value Metal Components
Albuquerque, New Mexico. 12 February 2013:Optomec announced today that the Company will showcase its LENS 3D Metal Printers at the upcoming 5th annual Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) workshop. Optomec LENS 3D Metal Printing systems are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and superalloys. Recent imaging enhancements in the system enable faster process development and qualification for repair applications. Optomec, and its partner EFESTO, are Gold Sponsors for the LAM workshop and will be co-located in booth #8. The Workshop will be held at the Hilton Houston North in Texas on February 12-13.
LENS metal printers use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. LENS 3D Metal Printers include a fully integrated ThermaViz imager developed by Stratonics, Inc. This advanced thermal image enables users to correlate critical processing parameters to resultant metallurgical properties thereby speeding process development and qualification. The resulting fully functional material offers excellent mechanical properties, similar to forged components for many applications. LENS 3D Metal printers are used throughout the entire product lifecycle for applications ranging from Materials Research to Repair and Rework to Low Volume Manufacturing.
The LAM Workshop is devoted to laser based processes for the deposition of material, and continues to attract leading equipment builders/integrators and users from industries ranging from Medical to Heavy Machinery.
EFESTO is an engineering and systems consultancy, focused on leveraging Additive Manufacturing technologies for the production and repair of high value metal components. Their expert team collectively has over 120 years of experience in 3D Metal Printing, as the EFESTO principals have a proven track record in the successful sale, implementation and utilization of LENS 3D Metal Printing solutions around the world. For more information on EFESTO, go to www.efesto.us
Optomec is a leader in the emerging field of Additive Manufacturing. Its patented solutions are gaining traction in end markets ranging from Consumer Electronics, to Energy and Life Sciences, to Aerospace and Defense. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet® solution is used to produce 2D/3D Printed Electronics, reducing the size and cost of electronic systems by using nano-materials to directly print fine feature circuitry, embedded components and miniaturized devices. The Company’s LENS® solution is a 3D Printer for Metals that is used to fabricate and repair high value metal components. Optomec is a growing, US-based small business with a global customer base of more than 150 marquee users.