Additive metal manufacturing applications – overview
How does additive manufacturing work? The main tool of metal additive manufacturing is a movable print head, which mostly contains a laser, a metal powder nozzle or a wire feeder. This print head, which is suitable for 3-D print, is moved over a building platform where it adds the metal powder or wire, and then shortly melts it with the help of the laser beam. By cooling the material and cladding the next additive layer manufacturing metal, the required component is manufactured additively, step by step, and strictly in accordance with the proviso of the three-dimensional construction plan. The additive technique principle corresponds finally to the cladding. The difference is that there are no two-dimensional layers but rather three-dimensional forms are created.
The process advantages of diode lasers
The top-hat beam profile of Laserline's diode lasers creates very even molten pools and allows for a calm process control that leads to homogeneous, crack-free material layers. One of the most promising approaches for optimized production processes for additive manufacturing companies is the integration of laser beam sources in tools of additive manufacturing machines and metal additive manufacturing machines for additive manufacturing products.