Additive Laser Technology launches two metal AM machines

August 26, 2021

Additive Laser Technology has launched the ALFA-150D (left) and ALFA-280 (right) (Courtesy Additive Laser Technology)

Additive Laser Technology (ALT), a manufacturer of Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) machines headquartered in Dnipro, Ukraine, has launched two new Laser Beam PBF (PBF-LB) machines. The ALFA-280 is aimed at industrial applications, including both prototyping and small batch production, while the ALFA-150D is a compact machine for R&D and high-precision, short run use.

The ALFA-280 has a build envelope of 280 x 280 x 300 mm, with either single or double 500 W ytterbium fibre laser options and build rate of up to 50 cm3/hour. The ALFA-150D has a build envelope of 150 x 150 x 180 mm, with a single 200 W laser and build rate of up to 25 cm3/hour. Both machines can be easily tailored specifically for customer’s needs as a bespoke solution for the most sophisticated technological challenges.

The ALFA machines are particularly suited to medical applications such as this hemispherical acetabular cup with holes for the endoprosthesis of the hip joint (Courtesy ALT)

This spline gear is another component suited to ALFA AM machines (Courtesy ALT)

ALT’s machines can be used to process a range of metal powders, including Inconel 718 nickel alloy for high-temperature applications and Ti6Al4V titanium alloy for high strength and corrosion-resistant applications. Other qualified materials include 316L stainless steel, AlSi10Mg aluminium alloy and CoCr cobalt-chrome alloys.

Vacuum powder removal units (APR-041 & APR-042) and automated powder sieving systems (APS-051 & APS-052) are also available (Courtesy Additive Laser Technology)

Complementing its new metal AM machines, the company also offers a range of vacuum powder removal units and automated powder sieving systems.

“We are proud to be the first Ukrainian manufacturer of Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing machines,” stated Evgeny Zhykh, co-founder of ALT. “After successfully testing the ALFA-150 and ALFA-280 at both research and industrial level, we are at a stage to offer the new machines to the international market.”

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