Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM) or Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). This technology requires an inert gas atmosphere and a laser to melt metal powder which is stored in a powder bed.
As this happens repetitively layer by layer on the build platform, the material fuses together to form the part.
With the help of support structures, LPBF enables complex geometries that are not achievable through subtractive manufacturing methods. Furthermore, this additive manufacturing process requires no additional tooling, making it a cost-efficient manufacturing technology. Another advantage of powder bed technologies is the recyclability of unused powder.
As the leading metal additive manufacturing technology, LPBF is used by many industries on the MakerVerse platform, including automotive, energy, and others. This technology is equally suitable for producing functional prototypes as engineered end-use parts.
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While the standard size for LPBF parts is typically 500 mm in the longest dimension, we offer state-of-the-art LPBF printers capable of up to 1.5 meters in the longest dimension. With these capabilities, you can explore all-new applications in prototyping, spare parts, and series production.
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