Optomec unveils new LENS CS 600 and 800 CA DED systems

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Optomec – a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals, has recently announced the release of the new LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) DED Systems. These new additions to the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Classic System Series are configurable and maximize the process build envelope with a minimal system footprint.

The LENS CS 600 and CS 800 come standard with controlled atmosphere chambers allowing for processing of both non-reactive and reactive metals in an atmosphere that keeps moisture and oxygen levels at less than 10 ppm. These systems are also compatible with Optomec’s latest generation LENS deposition head providing higher power laser processing (up to 3 kW), interchangeable print nozzles, and variable spot sizes.

Optomec LENS systems use an additive manufacturing technique called directed energy deposition (DED), where high-powered lasers build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics, or composites to produce fully-dense parts with excellent mechanical and fatigue properties.

The LENS CS 600 and CS 800 systems are designed to maximize the LENS process build envelope while minimizing chamber volume and system footprint.