Why FIT?

  • We are hugely experienced in laser melting, as we have been using this technology since 2003.
  • We have access to 22 modern machines with different capacities.
  • We have the world’s largest factory for the production of aluminum components.
  • Our standard materials (aluminum, maraging steel, and stainless steel) are available at all times.
  • New materials: Inconel®,  Hastelloy®, Scalmalloy®, and copper.
  • We also offer a range of alloys upon request.

Laser melting - description of the process

Laser melting uses a laser to fuse layers of powdered metal along the contour of the component. Lowering the building platform and re-applying a fine powder coat fuses the next layer on the object and the layers are joined to create a three-dimensional object in the powder bed. Support structures are required. At the end of the process, the mechanical characteristics of the metals correspond to those of the traditional machining technologies.
Laser melting - description of the process

Benefits of laser melting

  • Toolless manufacturing of metal parts
  • Highly complex structures are possible
  • High accuracy
  • Good mechanical and thermal capacity
  • Well-suited to the production of injection molding tools

Machine capacities

1 x SLM 250
Envelope: 250 x 250 x 380 mm

9 x SLM 500
Envelope: 500 x 280 x 330 mm

5 x SLM 500
Envelope: 500 x 280 x 363 mm

1 x EOS M 280
Envelope: 250 x 250 x 325 mm

2 x EOS M 270
Envelope: 250 x 250 x 220 mm

4 x EOS M 400-4
Envelope: 400 x 400 x 400 mm

 

Materials for laser melting

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Maraging steel
  • Inconel®
  • Hastelloy®
  • Scalmalloy®
  • Copper

 

Post-processing options

  • Blasting
  • Milling and turning
  • Polishing
  • Metal coating
  • HPHT (High pressure and heat treatment)

Applications of laser melting

 

  • Ideal for complex metal functional components
  • Individual and near-production-quality prototypes
  • Mold inserts for prototype and small series tools
  • Mold inserts with surface cooling
Applications of laser melting

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