3D metal deposition
Layer-by-layer 3D metal build-up using lasers as the energy source and metallic wires as the filler material is a process variant of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. With the coaxworks wireM laser welding head, welding wires can be used for manufacturing strategies of massive volumes and thin-walled structures. The application can be suitable for certain components due to fast availability and effective material use already from quantity 1.
Wire-based 3D metal deposition offers the following potentials compared to previous manufacturing methods:
Near-net-shape parts with the saving of subtractive work when milling from the solid
Near-demand production of small series and prototypes
Energy-saving component production compared to casting or forming
Whether the application is also suitable for your tasks or whether the potentials can also be used for your products - we would be happy to discuss both with you.