Jun.12, 2013

Optomec announced today availability of a new metal 3D Printer named the LENS 450.

The LENS 450 is built on the same LENS core technology that is used to repair, coat and rapidly manufacture a wide variety of high performance metal components. LENS deposition systems use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals.

The LENS process is housed in a chamber which is purged with argon such that the oxygen level stays below 10 parts per million to ensure there is no impurity pick-up during deposition. The metal powder is fed to the process by Optomec's proprietary powder-feed system, which is able to flow small quantities of powder very precisely. When complete, the part is removed and can be heat-treated, Hot-Isostatic-Pressed, machined, or finished in any other manner.

The resulting fully functional 3-dimensional components have mechanical properties that are equivalent or superior to forged materials.

The LENS 450 3D Printer can process a wide variety of materials, including stainless steel, cobalt chrome, titanium and superalloys, making it ideally suited for rapid prototyping and repair of small metal components. The cost-effective system provides a 100mm^3 (64 cubic inch) work envelope within a class 1 laser enclosure. Additional features include a 400W High brightness solid-state Fiber laser, powder feeder, motion control system, and proprietary process control software.

Defense Housing Fabricated by LENS System


Key features:

  • Blown Powder Deposition – visible, teachable process
  • Rapid set-up – make a new material in ten minutes
  • Rapid solidification rates (>1000C) – Novel microstructures
  • Complete Atmosphere Control – full protection for highest quality
  • Create mixtures - rapid alloy discovery

Exhaust Duct Fabricated by LENS System


  • Process Work Envelope: 100 x 100 x 100 mm
  • Motion Control: 3-axes standard: XY linear table motion, Z Gantry motion
  • Positional Accuracy: ± .25mm
  • Linear Resolution: ± .025 mm
  • Motion Velocity: 60 mm/s
  • Deposition Rate: Up to 80 g/hr
  • Software: Workstation Control; STL Editing; PartPrep slicing
  • Enclosure Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1.5 m, standalone unit

The first delivery of the LENS 450 3D Printer will be to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where it will be used in their new Advanced Manufacturing education program. Professor C. Isaac Garcia stated, "The LENS 450 system is an excellent tool to conduct basic and applied research, and for training students on industry proven technology for metal Additive Manufacturing."

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