3Diligent’s Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) processes deliver high definition metal prints via additive laser beam melting that occurs in a layer-by-layer build sequence. This high energy source binds the each layer of powdered metal to achieve complex and unique geometric shape creation.
Some of the well known branded processes include Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) from EOS, Selective Laser Melting (SLM) from SLM Solutions, LaserCUSING from Concept Laser (now part of GE), and many other variations..
LPBF systems lend themselves to high precision parts. If complex part creation meets roadblocks with other metal 3D Printing processes, Laser Powder Bed Fusion oftentimes delivers more than capable solutions for manufacturing. This process can be more expensive than other metal additive technologies, so LPBF generally creates parts that were designed specifically for this 3D Printing method in the product development stage.
If you are looking into laser metal additive, 3Diligent’s metal electron beam melting (EBM) service is a similar manufacturing method to Laser Powder Bed Fusion. Depending on your tolerance requirements and material choices, this sister process may be the solution you are looking for.
EBM printing occurs in a vacuum space where powdered metal is fused together through the heat of an electron beam. Electron beam solutions reduce time and costs associated with traditional approaches, such as forging and casting. EBM also provides a faster deposition rate (by as much as 10×) and unrivaled scalability for part size and part quality than other process types.
If using the electron beam melting (EBM) process suits your manufacturing needs, click the button to submit an RFQ.
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