Trumpf One-stop supplier for industrial 3D printing of metals
Germany – Trumpf will be showcasing its new 3D printers at Formnext 2016 with a focus on industrialisation considering the whole process chain. Solutions for external powder and parts management, as well as a breadth of LMF and LMD technology will be on show.
Laser manufacturer Trumpf continues to build its product and technology portfolio for the additive manufacturing of metal parts. The company will be showcasing new 3D printers and one-stop solutions for a comprehensive system of industrial manufacturing using additive technologies at the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, the company will be showcasing both Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). While LMF solutions manufacture complete parts layer by layer in a powder bed, in the case of LMD the laser forms a melt pool on the surface of a component and fuses the powder – applied simultaneously and coaxially – so as to create the desired shape, the company explains.
“Since we launched our new LMF and LMD solutions at the end of 2015, we have been seeing a significant upwards trend as well as interest from all areas of industry,” says Peter Leibinger, head of Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik. “More and more customers are using additive technologies not just to manufacture prototypes, but in full-scale production as well." This extends all the way from the tool and mould-making industries, through automotive and aerospace applications, all the way to dental and supplier solutions.