The Powder Bed Fusion process

Powder bed fusion process uses thermal energy to melt specific points on a layer of metallic powder.

The thermal energy – produced from a laser source – melts the powder material, which then solidifies as it cools and this way, each area of the part is manufactured.

The part is built up into layers and so this process is repeated for each layer to create the part.

After the melting of one layer, the platform lowers, and the powder recoater deposits a new layer.

Our application approach

    • We support the identification of components with Additive Manufacturing potential
    • Guidance and consultation for your Additive Manufacturing business case and providing you with a feasibility and sustainability report
    • Concepts for (re)design & (re)engineering

This process allows the production of very complex parts, with a high level of detail, outstanding surface quality and mechanical characteristics.

In this way is possible to work with great freedom, realizing parts with shapes not achievable through traditional methods in a wide range of different materials.

Our team is available to help you re-design your components for additive manufacturing, supporting you with the choice of the best material for your application.

Advantages of Powder Bed Fusion process

  • Manufacturing of complex geometries

  • Cost and part weight reduction

  • No tooling requirements

  • Efficient material usage

  • Customized parts

Want to know if this process is the best solution for your application?

Our Powder Bed Fusion solutions

Print Sharp 250

The medium volume (250x250x300mm) powder bed solution of Prima Additive for industrial applications. A compact and easy to use machine for the production of complex geometries with high-end part quality.