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3D Printing

3D Printers use high grade and high-performance thermoplastics, photopolymers, and metals that are historically used in engineering- and manufacturing processes.  With our printers we can produce complex high-requirement parts in a fast and efficient manner while providing flexibility, responsiveness, and control that cannot be obtained with historical manufacturing processes.  All produced parts have a smooth surface finish. ME 3D Offers a Variety of 3D Printing Technologies. http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-slm/ http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-sla/ http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-sls/ http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-laser-deposition/ http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-conformal-cooling/ http://me3dprint.com/3d-printing-fdm/

LDT – Laser Deposition Technology

Laser Deposition Technology (LDT) is an additive manufacturing/3D printing variant used for manufacturing components, repairing high value components typical scrapped when damaged and is also used for free-form manufacturing, or enhancing critical surfaces by depositing a allow onto the surface of the component.

Laser Freeform Manufacturing (LFMT) – this process starts with a build plate and deposits the chosen allowing patterns to be controlled by CNC tool path commands producing a fully function part once completed. This process falls more in line with traditional 3D Printing (3DP) / Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes.

Laser Repair (LRT) – deposits and alloy into a precise worn or damaged area to allow for the repair of the damaged areas and/or surfaces resurrecting components that were historically scrapped.

Laser Cladding (LCT) – used to deposit an alloy that is conducive to the substrate and enhances the chemical and mechanical properties of the surface.

Commonly Used Alloys for all LDT Processes

Titanium Alloys

  • Ti-6Al-4VCP TI
  • Steel Alloys
  • 304 SS
  • 316 SS
  • 410 SS
  • 13-8
  • 15-5
  • 17.4
  • H13
  • S7
  • Invar 36

Nickel Alloys

  • CP Nickel
  • Inconel 617
  • Inconel 625
  • Inconel 718
  • Inconel 722
  • Haynes 230
  • Haynes 188
  • Hastelloy X
  • Monel K500
  • Cobalt Alloys
  • Stellite 6
  • Stellite 21
  • Cobalt-Chromium
  • Tungsten Carbide
  • WC-Ni
  • WC-Co

***** Not all possible materials are listed. Many more are available and in development.

Repair Applications for LCT

  • Bearing surfaces on shafts
  • Seal surfaces on shafts
  • Coupler surfaces on shafts
  • High-speed shafts
  • Atomiser Shafts – Electrical Power Generation Plants
  • Coal Pulverisers
  • Oil Field Bearings
  • Horizontal Boring Mills
  • Coupler Gears
  • Trunnion Shafts
  • Drag Line Swing Shafts
  • Heavy Duty Fan Shafts

Freeform Manufacturing Applications for LCT

  • Exhaust Ducts
  • Piping and Ducting
  • Cases with Flanges and Bosses
  • Combustor Components
  • Blades and Aereofoils
  • Vane Packs and Stators
  • Manifolds
  • Heat Shields
  • Cooling Channels

Laser Deposition Technology (LDT) can solve many problems that can occur due to excessive wear of components in the field. Contact ME 3D to discuss your application and potential options to save you money.

Laser Deposition Technology for FreeForm Manufacturing, Repair, and Cladding