At Laser Lines we offer Selective Laser Melting to print components in metal. This is capable of producing near net shape parts.
Selective laser melting, also known as Metal Powder-Bed Fusion, is the process of melting and fusing metallic powder layer by layer on the printer bed, in order to form parts. After each layer is fused, the part is moved down so that the next one can be created. Parts created in this way have nearly 100% density.
The process begins with the creation of a 3D CAD model. The system software then slices the CAD model into a number of layers.
There are a wide range of metal materials available, including Aluminium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Nickel and Titanium.