Scalable LPBF machine concept

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Gantry-based multi-scanner machine concept: "LPBF ScalAr"
  • Scaling of the build volume and productivity in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF).
  • Use of a processing head with exposure unit and local shielding gas system, which is positioned above the powder bed by means of linear axes.
  • The machine concept allows cost-efficient scaling of the build volume by adaption of the length of the linear axes.
  • The scaling of productivity is achieved via the number of exposure modules.




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