Optomec announced the release of the LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) directed energy deposition (DED) Systems. These new additions to the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Classic System Series are configurable and maximize the process build envelope with a minimal system footprint.
Said Tom Cobbs, Optomec LENS product manager, “The LENS CS 600 and CS 800 systems represent the latest in DED processing from precision deposition to cladding applications.”
The systems come standard with controlled atmosphere chambers allowing for processing of non-reactive and reactive metals in an atmosphere that keeps moisture and oxygen levels at less than 10 ppm. Also standard is the Siemens 840D controller for smooth 3D printing from three axis up to simultaneous five axis motion. These systems are also compatible with Optomec’s latest generation LENS deposition head providing higher power laser processing (up to 3 kW), interchangeable print nozzles, and variable spot sizes.
Directed energy deposition uses high-powered lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics, or composites to produce fully-dense parts with excellent mechanical and fatigue properties.
The LENS CS 600 and CS 800 systems are designed to maximize the LENS process build envelope while minimizing chamber volume and system footprint. The base LENS machines are equipped with a linear three-axis motion system, but optionally can be delivered with a user interchangeable rotary table and/or tilt-rotate trunnion for four and five axis operations.
The Siemens motion controller provides a push button HMI and uses industry standard G&M codes to drive the system. Optional material starter recipes, closed loop process controls, thermal imaging, five axis tool path generation software, and customer service round out the LENS CS 600 and CS 800 systems.
All classic series systems incorporate Optomec industry-leading LENS 3D Metal Printing technology, which has been enhanced for higher power and faster additive manufacturing. One advantage of LENS is that it is able to add metal to existing parts for repair and coating applications that extend the useful life of components without the need to re-fixture or align the component on a second machine.