Video: Manufacture Components With A Smooth Surface And Filigree Lattice Structures
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:12
The laser melting system is equipped with a multi-laser principle. Two 300 watt lasers illuminate the entire installation space in parallel. This increases the productivity of the system. With the small laser focus diameter of 55 µm, components with a particularly smooth, high-quality surface and filigree lattice structures can be built. Users can automatically check the quality of the powder bed and weld pool while printing. A complete proof of the quality of the printing process is possible. Since the printing powder is then processed under protective gas, no contamination can get into the powder circuit. These are important advantages for sensitive industries such as medical technology.
An already manufactured application is spinal implants, also called "spinal cages". Doctors insert these into the intervertebral space in patients to restore the natural height of the intervertebral disc segment. The system only needs 24 hours for 19 delicate spinal implants. In addition to medical technology, the system should also be very well suited for dental technology and tool and mold making. Model cast prostheses for teeth or injection molds with complex cooling channels on the inside can be made from cobalt-chrome alloys. (qui)