BTS Metal Printers
On The Fastest Path To MRL10
Bulk-To-Shape Transformational Technology (BTS) represents the company’s continuously growing umbrella of building-block technologies supported by patents, licenses, next-generation hardware and proprietary metal processing IP dedicated to designing specialized 3D metal printing systems for manufacturing purposes representing the fastest path to MRL10 production readiness.
- Automated build-plate technology extends metal printed parts out to 1.5m x 3m
- Proprietary multi-kilowatt laser designed for 3D metal additive manufacturing
- LaserComb technology reduces manufacturing times and unit-to-unit variations
- Beam spot remains circular and constant in size & peak intensity across build-plate
- Laser illumination across powder bed is constant and predictable with no hotspots
- Specialized 3D metal AM systems based on metal print part specification
- Powder generator produces uniform powder free of oxide for qualified applications
- Direct Drive Motion System transports laser orthogonal across the powder bed
- Sealed digital encoder 100% maintenance-free with laser placement accuracy of 5μm
- Build rate: 5 cm³ – 40 cm³ per hour
- Printing speed 2000 – 3000 mm/s
- Positioning speed (max.) 6000-12000 mm/s
- Layer thickness 20 – 100 µm
- Min Wall Thickness 150 – 1000 mkm
Metallic powders include Aluminum AlSi10Mg, Stainless Steel 316L and 17-4PH, Titanium Ti6Al4V, cobalt-chrome (ASTM75), Inconel 718 and 625. Fonon’s continuously expanding portfolio of specialized powder materials are certified to work well with 3D BTS metal printing systems. Metal printing has a wide range of applications in aerospace, automotive, military/defense, space, and medical. Click here for more information
Laser-based material processing for the creation of complex 3D metal parts
3DAXS’ laser metal printing systems will use a layered, digitally-driven additive manufacturing process that directs high-quality, focused laser energy to fuse metal powders into 3D objects. Production-quality parts and metal prototypes at sizes up to 1.5 meters x 3 meters can be built directly from a 3D computer model.
Early adopters of customized 3D printing systems are benefitting in several industries, including aerospace, medical, military industrial, and automotive.