TruLaser Cell 3000 laser metal deposition (LMD) technology clads or adds volume and structures to existing parts. It uses a laser beam to generate a melt pool on the surface of the component (substrate) before a stream of metal powder is blown into that pool and fused to the substrate. Fabricators are able to apply highly precise layers, both in overlap and size, using this technology.
The TruLaser Cell 3000 is suitable for one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With up to 8kW solid-state laser options, the machine is able to process a wide range of materials including nonferrous metals. The focal position is adjusted to the thickness of the sheet metal by the operating software. By expanding the diameter of the focus, fabricators can cut materials of different thicknesses or to switch between welding and cutting applications without changing the focusing optics.
IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6223