POWDER BED FUSION(PBF)

Fusion of successive layers of powdered material, metal or plastic, by means of an SLM laser or an EBM electron beam.
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Powder bed fusion (PBF) technology, also known as powder bed fusion, is an additive manufacturing technique based on the deposition of successive layers of powdered material, which are fused using different energy sources.

Compared to other additive manufacturing techniques, powder bed fusion makes it possible to produce components in titanium or nickel metal alloys and is also an option for plastic manufacturing.

ADVANTAGES OF POWDER BED FUSION (PBF) TECHNOLOGY

 

1

Productivity

Thanks to the arrangement of several parts on the same tray, productivity levels that are difficult to reach with other technologies can be achieved.

2

Costs

The use of powder materials makes it possible to obtain more economical materials while ensuring maximum quality. In addition, the increase in demand has made it possible to reduce raw material production costs.

3

Precision and detail

Thanks to the small particle size of the powder, it is possible to achieve details that would not be possible with other filament technologies.

4

Isotropic properties

During the melting process, several layers are bonded together to guarantee isotropic mechanical properties, at the level of the most demanding industries.

LASER MELTING

 

SLS

Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering
Laser sintering of polymeric material allows the manufacture of parts with high productivity and total geometrical freedom. The absence of supports during manufacturing enables the production of incredible geometries.

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DMLS / SLM

Direct Metal Laser Sintering

The melting of powder metal by means of laser allows the manufacture of metal parts with
mechanical properties superior to melting and with organic shapes never seen before.

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ELECTRON BEAM MELTING

 

EBM

Electron Beam Melting

Thanks to electron beam melting, high energy power is available to melt the material at high temperatures, thus avoiding high density substrates such as those required in the laser process.

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APPLICATIONS OF SELECTIVE MELTING OF POWDERED MATERIAL

MASS PRODUCTION

PROTOTYPES

HYDRAULIC POWER PACKS

HEAT EXCHANGER

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