Renishaw's laser melting Renishaw's laser melting is an additive manufacturing technology that uses a high powered ytterbium fiber laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form functional 3-dimensional parts. The process is digitally driven, direct from sliced 3D CAD data, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns that form a 2D cross section. The process then builds the part by distributing an even layer of metallic powder using a recoater, then fusing each layer in turn under a tightly controlled inert atmosphere. Once complete, the part is removed from the powder bed and undergoes heat treatment and finishing depending on the application. Typical applications for laser melting technology: • functional testing of production quality prototypes • manufacturing of organic or highly complex geometries • low volume manufacturing of complex metal parts in specialist materials.
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