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New LaserProFusion additive manufacturing technology claims to rival injection molding

New LaserProFusion additive manufacturing technology claims to rival injection molding

Written by David

November 8, 2018

Industrial 3D-printing systems maker EOS (Krailling, Germany) announced today that it will introduce a “revolutionary technology for polymer additive manufacturing” at formnext 2018. The company claims that the process can replace injection molding in a number of applications. Formnext comes to Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 13 to 16. EOS’ new LaserProFusion technology employs nearly one million diode lasers to melt the material and additively build parts instead of having a single CO 2 laser move back and forth, as is customary in laser sintering. The company claims that the productivity of its build process makes additive manufacturing a feasible alternative to injection molding in many applications. The laser array can achieve a maximum total output of up to 5 kilowatts. For each layer, only the diode lasers that match the CAD data of the part are activated, down to the exact pixel, said EOS. The new technology significantly shortens […]

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