Metal Sintering 2018-11-27T10:21:23+00:00

Metal Sintering

Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a rapid prototyping process used exclusively for the production of metal. The process is particularly suitable for very small quantities with complex geometries.
As with other generative methods, the components are built using the layered construction method. The metal powder is applied in layers and melted by a high-energy laser beam at the point where the workpiece is to be produced. A powerful filament laser then melts the intended areas selectively. To prevent the material from oxidizing, the working area is usually filled with a protective gas.

Highly complex, one-hundred percent tight components can thus be manufactured in one piece. The components can be made of different metals and alloys. The accuracy is 0.03 mm layer thickness and 0.18 laser diameter.

Machines

Constructed Size: 250 x 250 x 325 mm

Constructed Size: 250 x 250 x 325 mm

Materials

Smallest wall thickness approx. 0.3 – 0.4 mm

Density approx. 2,67 g/cm³

Applications

  • Small series from AlSi10Mg
  • Workpieces with high mechanical / dynamic loads
  • Technical prototypes

Smallest wall thickness approx. 0,3 – 0,4 mm

Density 8,0 – 8,1 g/cm³

Applications

  • Tool elements (cores, inserts for die-casting and injection molds)
  • Functional parts for small series
  • High-performance components

Smallest wall thickness approx. 0,3-0,4  mm

Density approx. 7,8 g/cm³

Applications

  • Industrial applications including functional parts, small batches, unique copies or
    Spare parts
  • Parts requiring high corrosion resistance, sterilizability, etc.
  • Parts requiring particularly high strength and ductility

Smallest wall thickness approx. 0,3 – 0,4 mm

Density approx. ca. 4,5 g/cm³

Applications

  • Various medical implants (skull, jaw and face (CMF), spine, extremities)
  • Parts that require a combination of good mechanical properties (ductility), corrosion resistance and low weight