Laser additive manufacturing creates accurate shapes
Laser additive manufacturing helps in making accurate mechanical shapes. Possibilities range from fabrication of models and prototypes and production of functional parts all the way to the repair
and refurbishment of existing parts. Corelase lasers with industry leading power tuning range (1% to 100%), selectable output fiber dimensions and high output powers makes them the most optimal tools for use in wide variety of laser additive manufacturing applications.
Fiber lasers are used in
● 3D printing
● selective laser sintering
● laser material deposition
● direct metal laser melting
● laser cladding, among others
With laser additive manufacturing a laser beam can be targeted into small spot. Processes of additive manufacturing generally involve a direct interaction of powders with laser beam. The determination of absorptance of powders is particularly important to thermal development. Laser powder bed approach is the preferred technology when manufacturing small components which normally require a good surface finish.