Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Selective Laser Melting, Laser Sintering, Stereolithography, Rapid Prototyping
Fabricate your products quickly and easily – additive manufacturing makes it possible. Here, products can be cost-efficiently produced out of metal, synthetic resins and plastics, directly from 3D CAD data – even in the smallest series (down to batch size 1). And additive manufacturing offers greater design freedom. Complex geometries are easily realized. Components can even exhibit directly integrated functionality. Scan systems are indispensible for precise, high-dynamics fabrication of flexible molds.
High-performance scan systems with 20-bit resolution and variable focusing offer optimal precision and throughput – e.g. for widening track widths when filling voluminous structures (hatches). Integrated process control simplifies and reduces effort required for quality-management of safety-relevant workpieces.
The key to best process results is interactive control via a control board and the scan system. Modern laser processing machines need 20-bit resolution to be competitive in the topmost quality tier. For this, SCANLAB developed the RTC 5 control board, which enables full functionality via the SL2-100 20-bit protocol.
High-performance scan systems, ideally with digital encoders, are particularly well-suited for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping: