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Direct Metal Laser Sintering is an additive manufacturing technique able to fuse powder layer by layer using a laser beam.
The DMLS process is suitable for the creation of metal components, both pre-series ready for testing and final production parts. The materials are fit for post-machining operations, such as milling, CNC turning, thermal treatments and aesthetic and protective surface treatments.
DMLS is the ideal solution for the manufacturing of small batches and final production parts with no tooling costs involved. This technology builds fully dense (almost 100%) components, from numerous alloys and metals.
The DMLS technology is extremely innovative and offers the opportunity to realize not only prototypes but also final metal parts, without the necessity of developing tools or moulds.
DMLS is a so-called free form fabrication technology, which permits the manufacturing of free and complex shaped parts, internal concavities and channels impossible to realize using traditional manufacturing methods.
DMLS is the perfect technology for the production of high precision and rich detailed jewellery parts, simplifying post-manufacturing processes.
Through the DMLS technique it is possible to create the most complex components that would have been impossible (or extremely expensive) to produce using the subtractive technologies.
Titanium grade 5 – Ti6Al4V
Ti6Al4V (titanium grade 5): Titanium Ti64 has excellent mechanical properties, an exceptional corrosion resistance, a low specific weight and a high bio-compatibility. This alloy meats the demands of high performance applications in the aerospace, racing and medical fields. The Titanium parts can afterwards be refined with traditional methods.
AlSi10Mg: this alloy has good fusion properties and is typically used for the creation of small-width and geometrically complex components. Thanks to its good hardness and resistance, it is used to produce parts subject to high loads. Its lightness and ease of processing are highly appreciated in the industrial and automotive fields.
Steel 17-4 PH
Steel 17-4 PH: this material is characterized by high mechanical properties and an outstanding corrosion resistance. It is the perfect material for the creation of production accessories such as functional metal prototypes, small batches and spare parts. It is very much used in the industrial, automotive and packaging industries.
Steel 316L: this steel is renowned for its high mechanical properties and its first-class corrosion resistance. It is ideal for the construction of medical instruments, automotive and industrial spare parts
Inconel 718-625: these super alloys are characterised by excellent mechanical properties (resistance, hardness etc.), corrosion and high temperature resistance. They are mainly used for applications in the race engine and aeronautic fields. They are employed to produce turbine pallets in the energetic field and valves in severe industries (such as the petrochemical sector).
Cobalt-Chrome MP1: this super alloy has brilliant mechanical properties (resistance, hardness etc.), corrosion and high temperature resistance. It is mainly used in the medical field (implants) and for applications in the race engine and aeronautic industries requiring a high temperature resistance. The parts made out of this alloy are nickel-free (< 0,1%) and can easily be sterilised.