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3D Printing Starter Recipes Can Speed Your Implementation of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Optomec has introduced more than two dozen starter recipes to help customers speed implementation of additive manufacturing solutions. Developed by Optomec application experts, these recipes will help Optomec LENS customers select and process proven materials best suited to meet their functional, performance and geometric requirements.

"These proven, pre-qualified recipes save weeks of trial and error while also enabling customers to fully leverage the advanced features of our printers to produce quality results," said Ken Vartanian, Vice President of marketing at Optomec. "Over the years we have screened hundreds of materials from a variety of suppliers and now want to make this knowledge available to our customers. These printing recipes represent an important first step in our strategy to provide digital products that facilitate additive manufacturing capabilities from design through volume manufacturing."

LENS Metal Printing Starter Recipes

LENS Material Starter Recipes are developed by Optomec LENS application engineers and material scientists to help customers achieve optimal use of metal 3D printing with LENS.

Each recipe provides detailed instructions covering powder feedstock characteristics, machine setup, and processing parameters, including laser power, powder feed rates and print speed for a variety of commercially-available powders, including materials such as Stainless Steel, Titanium, Inconel and Tool Steel.

Geometry-specific recipes are available that are optimized for thin-wall, small-volume and large-volume structures. Data regarding expected results is provided, as samples produced by each recipe are tested for mechanical performance by an independent lab in accordance with ATM standards.

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