Solid Concepts adds Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
March 4, 2013
Solid Concepts has reported the addition of two new EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) machines to their manufacturing facility in Texas, USA.
Solid Concepts now has an EOSM280 and EOSM270, the company’s first additive manufacturing machines for production of metal products.
Solid Concepts has dedicated the M270 exclusively to stainless steel, and the M280 to Inconel 625 and 718, as well as Cobalt Chrome.
Inconel is commonly used for internal engine components because of its durability in nearly any calefaction. Cobalt Chrome resists oxidation and corrosion and is therefore ideal for medical devices, surgical tools, and dental crowns.
The M280 uses a laser of greater volume than the M270, which allows the M280 to process materials faster.
Both machines use nitrogen gas which helps to strengthen and actuate the welding of the metals. Solid Concepts has its own extensive support equipment as well for each piece, allowing for larger builds and more involved end products, as well as a dedicated finishing team that accomplishes all post-manufacturing requirements.
Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]
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