Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Additive Manufacturing and Industrial 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing (AM) produces components from metal, plastics and synthetic resins. This is done by laser-based methods such as:
- Laser Powder Bed Fusion, LPBF
- Laser sintering
Typical applications are rapid prototyping and industrial series production of 3D printed parts.
Support Through Scan Systems
The following sections highlight typical goals of LPBF machine builders and help select the right SCANLAB solution for them.
Increase in productivity
|Shorter production time||
Increase throughput with multi-head laser machines through simultaneous processing and high overlap of the image fields.
|Large construction fields||Scan system configurations with flat field correction|
|Minimization of process non-productive time||
Reduction of skywriting times und undesired laser-off times through control with SCANahead-technology
Production of filigree and complex structures
|Highest accuracy and low driftt||
Galvanometer scanner with se encoder technology for system stability even with long production times
|Compensation of machine-specific tolerances||Software solutions for the calibration of 2D or 3D scan systems|
Reliable process results
|Precise position monitoring||
Enhanced process monitoring by assigning sensor signals to the location in the construction field where they were recorded
|First Time Right||
Monitor and control work results in real time with process control that interacts with process sensor technology (e.g. pyrometer)
Laser Applications Freely Cross Industrial Boundaries
Laser processing methods are employed in numerous industries. Click a specific industry link to see a selection of processing methods that use galvanometer scanners.