Optomec gets order for LENS 3D Printer from UNL

LENS Controlled Atmosphere Hybrid 3D Printer

Optomec, a supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals has recently declared that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has ordered a LENS 3D Metal Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System. The controlled atmosphere hybrid 3D metal printer is part of the new LENS Machine Tool Series from Optomec, which was announced at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) earlier this year. The LENS Machine Tool series combines a high-quality CNC vertical mill from Fryer Machine Systems with industry-proven Optomec LENS Print Engine technology to enable low-cost, high-value metal additive and subtractive metal working at a breakthrough price point.
“This is the first Powder Fed Directed Energy Deposition system that is both hybrid and has a controlled atmosphere chamber which is exactly what we need to maximize our industry research and enable us to work with reactive materials. As an early adopter of this unique new system, we gain 3D printing capabilities matched nowhere else in the world.” said Michael P. Sealy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at University of Nebraska.
The LENS 3D Metal Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System is the first commercially-available machine of its kind to provide hybrid manufacturing capabilities for reactive metals and aluminum. The LENS 3D Metal Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System is one of three models that comprise the new LENS Machine Tool Series.