3D metal printing
3D metal printing is an additive production technology that makes it possible to produce complex components that are difficult to make with conventional methods.
3D metal printed components are produced by melting metal powder layer-by-layer with a fiber laser source.
Titanium: Strong – Light – Durable
- Components printed with the titanium alloy TiAl6V4 are both strong and extremely light. The material is also corrosion resistant which makes titanium a perfect material to print medical and aerospace applications.
Aluminum: Thermal – Light – Complex geometry
- Ideal alloy to manufacture components with complex geometries with thin wall structures. Components printed in aluminum are perfect for applications where a good combination between excellent thermal characteristics and lightness is required.
Prototypes and small series
Additive Manufacturing is an ideal production method in order to quickly produce prototypes.
Using 3D printing, no expensive tooling or time-consuming programming is required. This results in economically produced prototypes with short delivery times.
Minimum wall thickness:
Powder layer thickness:
Ti64: 0.03 – 0.1mm
AlSi10Mg: 0.03 – 0.1mm
Power bed technology
To produce 3D metal printed components, Raytech uses 3D power bed technology. SLM or Selective Laser Melting.
Characteristics of SLM print technology:
- High precision possible
- Possibility to print complex parts with internal cavities and detailed surfaces
- Low surface roughness
- Lower rate of surface roughness, enables faster – more efficient post-processing (finishing).