Metal 3D printing: Industrial additive manufacturing technology for functional parts in the final material
Metal Sintering is the most innovative and advanced technology available today: a laser fuses powdered metals producing metal end-use parts
Metal powders are produced using atomizers designed to offer the best particle size for SLM/DLMS production. The production process starts with a 3D file specifically re-engineered for additive manufacturing. Optimizing the file is crucial: it allows us to use the peculiarities of our production plant and materials at their best, so to obtain high quality products.
When you work in the industrial metal rapid prototyping field, like we do, you must guarantee:
- quick lead times
- high quality
Thanks to our 50-year history in the field of precision mechanics we have developed a special sensitiveness towards what we are manufacturing: the technology may be different, but the raw material didn’t change, and our accuracy when dealing with dimensional tolerances and SURFACE FINISHING didn’t change either.
Metal 3D printing materials
There are several materials available for metal 3D printing, some of them are precious metals; also, they have different mechanical properties: we can always find the best material for the intended use of your product. The materials available include Titanium, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Cobalt-Chrome, but also Bronze and Silver. The technology doesn’t change according to the material, what changes is the process taking place before the production: all the steps we take to obtain the best result possible.
Metal Additive Manufacturing allows to calculate the geometries of the product so to significantly reduce its weight without affecting its strength. The final product will have the same physical and mechanical properties obtained with a traditional manufacturing process, but the flexibility that characterizes our pre-production process offers important advantages, in particular in fields like aeronautics, motor sports, extreme sports, aerospace.
Metal prototyping is also suitable for the medical sector. Our MEDICAL DIVISION department is entirely dedicated to the production of dental and medical prototypes; the models produced by our Medical Division are customized, biocompatible and certified for medical use. We have expanded the range of machines available in our department with a brand new Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R, a production system where a laser fuses metal powders. This new machine is perfect for manufacturing parts with very complex structures and it offers a very high surface quality for small parts. This is ideal for the medical and dental sector, especially when using a material like Dentaurum’s Cobalt-Chrome Remanium Star CL.
Metal rapid prototyping: Zare the AM Production Factory
Our industrial 3d metal printing factory is among the most varied and supplied of Italy. We can count on:
Concept Laser X LINE 2000R
>> Here is details of the potential of this large size plant.
- FOUR Concept Laser M2 cusing Multilaser
- Concept Laser M2 cusing
- Renishaw AM250
- Concept Laser Mlab cusing R
A large number of plants allows to minimize the changes of materiale and introducing very important advantages in terms of lead time both the planned production lots and the urgent ones to solve critical needs.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to bring the margin of error to zero.
The implant may be subject to unforeseen situations as the operator can make a mistake.
The large umber of plants give us the opportunity to define a process that allows the re-insertion of non-compliant parts into production immediately to avoid delays on delivery terms.