METAL LENS MR-7
The mid-size LENS MR-7 is specially configured for the rapid alloy development, functional prototyping and medium size part repair applications.
LENS systems uses a high-power laser to fuse powdered metals into fully dense three-dimensional structures. The LENS 3D printer uses the geometric information contained in a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) solid model to automatically drive the LENS process as it builds up a component layer by layer.
The LENS 3D printer can process a wide variety of metals including titanium, nickel-base superalloys, stainless steels and tool steels – all of which are commercially available in the required powder form.
The results from LENS consistently demonstrate better metallurgical and mechanical properties than other processes due to an improved microstructure. For example, LENS-deposited 316SS typically has a cellular spacing of just a few microns, which leads to yield strengths approaching twice that of conventionally processed 316SS.
LENS MR-7 Series Standard Features
- Hermetically Sealed Class 1 Laser Enclosure
- 300 x 300 x 300mm Process Work Envelope
- 3 Axis CNC Control System
- Thermal Imager with Analysis Software
- Integrated Gas Purification System
- Integrated Dual Powder Feeders
- 500 W IPG Fiber Laser
LENS MR-7 Series Capabilities
- Create graded material samples – speed screening
- Create mixtures – rapid alloy discovery
- Rapid solidification rates (>1000C) – Novel microstructures
- Complete Atmosphere Control – full protection for highest quality
- Calculate cooling rates – correlate to microstructure and properties
- Fluidization to assist feeding irregular powders
- Rapid set-up – make a new alloy in ten minutes!