Selective laser melting for Titanium
Directed Manufacturing, Inc. (DMI), Pflugerville, TX , a leading 3D printing rapid manufacturing company for production of plastic and metal parts, components and assemblies, announced the purchase of a Renishaw AM 250. The selective laser melting system purchase, which produces 100% dense metal parts in a variety of AMS standard materials, comes in direct response to design engineers demand for the of production metal parts.
The Renishaw AM 250 has a large build chamber and can build parts up to 9.84 in. (250 mm) x 9.84 in. (250 mm) x 14.17 in. (360 mm) in size, and increases the service bureau’s capacity to supply metal parts in aluminum Al-Si-12, cobalt-chrome (ASTM75), H13 tool steel, inconel 718, inconel 625, stainless steel 316L, stainless steel 17-4PH, titanium CP, Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-6Al-7Nb through additive manufacturing. The system specifically addresses special processing requirements for 3D printing Titanium due to its high-quality atmosphere for building reactive materials where oxygen content must be minimized. In tests the system’s running vacuum dropped oxygen levels to less than 100 parts per million. It also has the capacity to run non-reactive materials under nitrogen gas.
“We’re pleased to add this system to our equipment list and expand our capacity to deliver direct metal part manufacturing services,” said Directed Manufacturing Inc, DMI CEO Alex Fima. “We thoroughly researched our options and selected the Renishaw AM 250 due to its reputation for building precision Titanium prototypes and parts.”
DMI’s direct digital manufacturing facility in Texas supplies production metal parts and complex geometric components to the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense industries.
Directed Manufacturing, Inc.