Optomec, a supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals and 3D Printed Electronics had recently featured its LENS 3D Printers for metal additive manufacturing applications at the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Conference in Orlando, Florida. Jim Cann, LENS Business Development Manager for Optomec, gave a presentation titled “LENS Processing using Glovebox versus Open Atmosphere Systems” in which he discussed the flexibility in using LENS technology for a variety of metal processing applications.
Optomec metal additive manufacturing solutions are based on its industry proven LENS technology for 3D Printed metals. Under a project sponsored by America Makes, Optomec has packaged LENS technology into a modular Print Engine which can be integrated with other metal working platforms such as CNC mills, lathes, robots, custom gantries, or table system.
Optomec LENS 3D Metal Printers are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and super alloys. LENS printers use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The resulting fully functional metal structures offer excellent mechanical properties, similar to forged components for many applications.