The Laser Metal Deposition process

The laser metal deposition process uses focused thermal energy generated from a laser source to fuse powder metal sprayed at the focal point of the laser beam.

This laser beam melts the deposited powder to the component.

The laser is coaxial to the deposition head which moves in 3 to 5 simultaneous axes.

A rotary tilt table can also be installed in order to keep the melt pool created in a horizontal plane.

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Thanks to its specifications, this process is particularly suitable for repairing or adding features to existing components, as well as for recoating applications.

Furthermore, this process fully embraces the Circular Economy concept, allowing to restore very expensive components to their original functionalities. In this way, the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible. Waste is minimized, and when a product reaches the end of its life, can be used again to create further value, bringing major economic benefits.

Our Laser Metal Deposition solutions can be equipped with more than one powder feeder, allowing to work with more materials simultaneously.

Thanks to the modular and adjustable design of the nozzles is possible to work with high build rates and great freedom in either fabrication or reworking.

Advantages of Laser Metal Deposition process

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    Depositing on existing parts to add custom features, coatings and repair

  • Extended product lifecycle with repair or coatings

  • Minimal tooling requirements

  • Efficient material usage

  • Multi-material capabilities

  • Equipment automation options

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Our Laser Metal Deposition solutions

Laserdyne 430

The smaller size product of Prima Additive for Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). A flexible laser processing platform specially tailored for Additive Manufacturing applications. R&D activities, small part fabrication and rework activities can be easily performed by Laserdyne 430.

Laserdyne 795

A large-scale machine for repairing, reworking, adding features, coating deposition and part fabrication activities. Extra capabilities in terms of automation, powder deposition and process efficiency make the machine an ideal solution to several industrial sectors.

Laser Next 2141

The large scale multi-purpose solution with advanced technology for different applications (Laser Metal Deposition, 3D cutting, 2D cutting and welding)