LASER POWDER BED FUSION (LPBF) METAL 3D PRINTING
BEAMIT Group specializes in metal 3D printing with Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology.
Also known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Direct Metal Printing (DMP), LPBF 3D printing is an Additive Manufacturing process for metal materials that enables finished functional components to be created with almost 100% density.
LPBF technology uses a fiber laser as a heat source to selectively scan and melt metal powders layer by layer. As the melted metal particles cool, they solidify to produce the component. The families of metal alloys compatible with LPBF are Titanium, Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Nickel- and Copper-based alloys.
LPBF metal 3D printing applications
LPBF technology enables the creation of components that are very thin thus lighter, essential properties for industries like Aeronautics and Space. It also allows complex components to be produced with internal concavities and channels that are impossible to achieve with conventional manufacturing methods.