Optomec unveils LENS 680 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere system for 3D-printed metals
September 14, 2018 - Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D-printed metals, has unveiled the LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) System.
The new addition to the Optomec LENS Machine Tool Series has a larger build volume and supports higher laser power, providing more capabilities for high-quality metal hybrid manufacturing.
The LENS 860 Hybrid CA system has an 860 x 600 x 610mm work envelope and is equipped with a hermetically sealed build chamber that maintains oxygen and moisture levels below 10 ppm for processing reactive metals such as titanium.
The system can be configured with closed-loop controls and a high-power 3kW fibre laser, making it ideal for building, repairing or coating mid- to large-size parts.
In addition to the LENS 860 Hybrid CA model, three more configurations are available. The LENS 860 Hybrid Open Atmosphere (OA) system provides a platform for processing non-reactive metals, such as stainless steel, tool steel inconel, etc. Two additive-only models (both open and controlled atmosphere) round out the series.
All systems incorporate Optomec's LENS 3D Metal Printing technology, which has been enhanced for higher power and faster additive manufacturing. The configuration offers the ability to use the milling capability to perform finish machining on a printed part without re-fixturing or aligning the component on a second machine.