SLM SOLUTIONS - Metal 3D Printing Systems
3D metal printing will revolutionize the radically global industrial production and related material flows during the next decade. Vossi wants to be at the forefront of this revolution, and it has entered into a cooperation of the world's leading 3D metal printer manufacturer, a German listed company SLM Solutions GmbH with. Vossi is the company's exclusive sales representative in Finland and the Baltic countries. SLM Solutions' 3D metal printers are the most advanced technology on the market. Equipment print speed of four laser head and two laser resonator in both directions, as well as the powder application allows the fastest on the market. In addition, the flexibility of the production of that material to another fast replacing.
Manufacturing by adding material
Metal machining can be roughly divided into three categories: molding material, the material removal and addition of material techniques, the latest 3D printing is classified. SLM Solution of exploiting the powder bed technology, metal powder is melted in the printing chamber closely controlled inert protective gas atmosphere using a laser beam according to adhere to the medium layer by layer 3D CAD model piece. SLM is a technology pioneer and it will be able to take advantage of as many as four laser heads, which melt the powder at the same time. Furthermore, the distribution of the metal powder takes place in two directions, unlike competitors. Printing of materials can be used, for example. stainless and tool steel and cobalt-chromium, supermarkets, titanium and aluminum.
3D metal printing has immense opportunities and the available technology will start to be finally ready for its wider use in the metal industry. For example, General Electric has plan to produce GE9X new engines with more than 100 000 3D metal printed part and plans to invest 3.5 billion dollars by the year 2020, this latest generation of production technology. One plenty of breathtaking achievements of the company has been the production of a new fuel nozzle. In the past, the fuel nozzle consisted of 20 separate parts and now 3D-print a just one, which is generated one-time printing. In addition to the conventional packaging technologies needed to machine tools 60-70 of reproduction 85 000 a year in the volume of the product. Also, the ramp-up of production and control would be significantly more complex.
3D metal printing offers a completely unique advantages. Unable to create optimal structures, which previously was not possible to prepare. However, the printing cost will not increase the cost increases caused by the complexity of the product, but only after the powder material and used time machine. The tracks can be produced, for example, an extremely light-weight, since the material can only be used where it is needed because the load characteristics. This allows, for example, the automotive industry's significant energy efficiency. 3D printing opportunities have the biggest challenge to get the product designers to understand the possibilities of new technology for example product design, functionality and manufacturability. In addition, product development and production ramp-up can be accelerated radically after the changes, provide immediate access to and tools, many work steps and methods required. Also, customization of products is easy and inexpensive, the culture medium can be prepared in several products at the same time and each of them may be different.
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