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GE Additive, an award-winning 3D printer OEM, has introduced two metal additive manufacturing systems, the Arcam EBM Spectra L and the Concept Laser M2 Series 5, and an automated powder recovery station at Formnext 2019.
In addition to new hardware, the company has also debuted development material (D-material) support for pure copper and highly-alloyed tool steel as well as a new suite of machine health data analytics known as the Arcam EBM Build Performance Analyzer.
Customers - Volume - Production - Machine - Portfolio
“As our customers evolve and start to ramp up high volume production, we will also continue to evolve our machine portfolio to meet their needs for repeatability, usability, and quality,” said Chris Schuppe, general manager – engineering, GE Additive.
A batch of 3D printed brackets made on the Arcam EBM Spectra L. Photo via GE Additive.
Addition - Arcam - Electron - Beam - Melting
As the latest addition to the Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Spectra series, the Spectra L is designed for large titanium applications that cannot be achieved with a laser. It currently supports grade 5 Ti6Al4V, and grade 23 Ti6Al4V. The system has a build envelope of Ø350x430mm, approximately double the volume of the Spectra H.
With 4.5 kW beam power, the Spectra L is said to increase build speed by 20% when compared to the Arcam EBM Q20plus. Furthermore, it completes a full build height 4.5 hours quicker than the Q20plus due to powder layering and heat model control system improvements.
Arcam - PRS - Powder - Recovery - Station
Furthermore, the Arcam PRS 30, an automated powder recovery station, was released to create a closed system containing powder exposure for operators working in industrial additive manufacturing environments.
The Arcam EBM Spectra L. Photo via GE Additive.
Concept - Laser - M2 - Series - Iteration
The Concept Laser M2 Series 5 is the latest iteration of the M2 Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) additive manufacturing system. It has been designed for increased serial production with high-quality parts, particularly used in the medical and aerospace...
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