LENS Laser Deposition Head Offers Configurable Optics
Formnext 2019: Optomec’s LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) features a variable optics system that can create three discreet focused spot sizes to accommodate changes in laser power and offers versatility to building, repairing, coating and cladding a wide range of metal parts in one deposition head.
Edited by AM Staff
Optomec’s LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) features a variable optics system that can create three discreet focused spot sizes to accommodate changes in laser power. With LDH 3.X, a 0.6 mm focused spot size can be chosen for processing smaller parts or intricate feature building, then switched to 2 or 3 mm focused spot sizes for increased laser powers for larger builds or clad type operations.
The LDH 3.X supports a wide range of laser powers from 500 W to 3 kW to ensure optimal DED processing across a range of parts and applications. The wide range of laser powers supported by the LDH 3.X is enabled by a cooling system that allows for high-power duty cycles, and variable optics the user can control to keep processing optimal over the full range of laser power.
With improved channeling for water cooling the head, the LDH 3.X will not overheat while operating at high powers and for long build times, the company says. Adding to the versatility of the head, the LDH 3.X has a quick connect/disconnect nozzle system allowing for interchanging of nozzle types depending on the application.
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