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As Seen In Additive Manufacturing
Optomec Metal 3D Printers Designed for Research, Production
Compact Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machines include automation for batch processing.
Optomec's Aluminum 3D Printing Capability Uses Directed Energy Deposition
Aluminum DED processing is said to open the transportation and aerospace industries to AM and repair of complex aluminum alloy parts.
Optomec Releases Pure Copper DED Process
Optomec has developed a pure copper Additive Manufacturing process using Optomec’s LENS directed energy deposition (DED) systems.
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.
Formnext 2019 Emphasizes Complete Additive Manufacturing Process Chain — Well Beyond 3D Printing
The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
Interlayer Laser Peening Shows Promise for 3D Printed Implants and Beyond
Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln illustrates how applying secondary processes between 3D-printed layers can have a ripple effect on part properties. Dr. Michael Sealy explains the potential for medical implants using Optomec’s LENS platform.
10 Impressions of Rapid + TCT 2019
The largest additive manufacturing exposition in North America is now a mature industry trade show. Here is what the editors of Additive Manufacturing Media saw at this year’s Rapid + TCT.
Optomec LENS Metal AM Systems Offer Minimal Footprint
Optomec has announced its LENS CS 600 and 800 Controlled Atmosphere DED systems for next-generation metal additive manufacturing.
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal
Optomec has partnered with Phillips Federal to resell Optomec’s LENS systems to U.S. government facilities.
Optomec Acquires Huffman, Improves Market Reach
Optomec has acquired Huffman to improve metal 3D printing market reach in the energy and aviation industries and widen the use of Directed Energy Deposition (DED), a form of metal 3D printing that both companies offer.
Optomec LENS Metal Hybrid Manufactures Dissolvable Medical Implants
The dissolvable metal implants could help eliminate the need for second surgeries, reducing risks, costs and suffering for patients.
Optomec Introduces LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Metal 3D Printer
The large-format metal 3D printer's hermetically sealed build chamber supports hybrid manufacturing with reactive materials.
Optomec Appoints Vice President of Business Development
Jamie Hanson, a former machine tool industry COO, is joining the additive manufacturing system supplier.
Optomec Partners with CNC Software Inc.
The company will sell and support Mastercam software for additive manufacturing.
Metal AM: Is Welding the Way In?
Optomec’s machine tool for metal 3D printing is also an accessible system for automated welding. The embrace of one use of this machine might lead to increasing exploration of the other.
Inert versus Open Atmosphere for Laser Metal Deposition
Optomec's Jim Cann explains why and when to choose one over the other.
IMTS 2016 Product Preview
Preview some of the AM technologies to be exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
AM Conference Speaker: Optomec
The choice between open-atmosphere and inert processing involves a careful comparison of the metallurgical results of various metal alloys built in both environments. Learn more during the Additive Manufacturing Conference.