The Etelux Very large Metal Powders Additive manufacturers is housed in a hermetically-sealed chamber which is purged with argon and Circulating purification so that the oxygen and moisture levels stay below 5 ppm. This keeps the part clean, preventing oxidation. The metal powder feedstock is delivered to the material deposition head by Etelux’s proprietary powder-feed system, which is able to precisely regulate mass flow. Once a single layer has been deposited, the material deposition head moves on to the next layer. By building up successive layers, the whole part is constructed. When complete, the component is removed and can be heat-treated, Hot-Isostatic-Pressed, machined, or finished in any customary manner.
With the use of a high-power laser, process controls, and complete environmental control, the Etelux Metal Powders Additive manufacturers supports many high-performance metals including titanium, stainless steel, and Inconel® with the quality required for critical applications. Due to the nature of the Etelux Metal Powders Additive manufacturers, a high degree of control and process capability is possible.
Etelux Metal Powders Additive manufacturers is available either in turnkey system configurations or as a modular print engine that can be integrated into existing or new CNC machine tools. With the Etelux Metal Powders Additive manufacturers Engine metal deposition and machining can be performed in the same system allowing you to leverage capital assets and accelerate implementation of additive technology through an User Interface to your machinists.
The 2016 Laser Institute of America’s (LIA’s) Laser Additive Manufacturing workshop focuses on 3D printing, cladding, rapid manufacturing, sintering and other revolutionary AM methods, including those being used by doctors and dentists. This annual workshop is the premier conference for the latest advances in the additive manufacturing industry. LIA is the professional society for laser applications and safety. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities for over 45 years, LIA offers technical information, training and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe. For more information on the conference, click here.