Laser-sintering machines

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 16 May 2008



(2008), "Laser-sintering machines", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 80 No. 3.



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Laser-sintering machines

Article Type: Equipment and software From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 3.

A recently introduced model is the EOSINT M 270, which uses a 200 WYb fibre laser capable of being focussed to 100mm diameter, allowing very fine detail resolution on the surface of the part. It includes an innovative dual-focus feature that automatically switches between different laser spot sizes during laser-sintering to optimally combine detail accuracy and build speed.

EOSINT M 270 has been sold successfully in the UK market since its introduction, notably into the aerospace, motorsport, medical and academic sectors.

EOSINT P 730 is a plastic laser- sintering machine based on the EOSINT P 700, the only twin-laser system on the market. The new model is one of the largest available, with a build chamber diagonal of more than 1m. The machine is up to 75 per cent more productive than the P 700, depending on component geometry.

Another recent introduction is the entry-level FORMIGA P 100, capable of turn-around times of less than 24h. The fine focus diameter of the laser enables wall thicknesses down to 0.4mm to be created for manufacturing small, detailed plastic components, such as connectors. Preparation and control of the building process is conveniently carried out off- line at the user's desk.

For further information, please contact: EOS Electro Optical Systems Ltd, Tel: +44 (0) 1926 623107, Fax: +44 (0)1926 623108.

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