3D metal printing

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.

  • SLM 3D metal printing
  • 3D printing titanium parts
  • Aerospace 3D printing

Printing materials:

 

Titanium: Strong – Light – Durable

  • TiAl6V4
  • 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

  • AlSi10Mg
  • 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.
Internal channels
Integration functionality
Production
Prototyping

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.

 

Read more about development and production of new components.

THINK DIFFERENT
Redesign of classic CNC machined gear.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

 

Construction table:

250-250-300mm

 

Minimum wall thickness:

Ti64: 0.4mm

AlSi10Mg: 0.5mm

 

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).