Dunlee, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is to add a number of EOS metal Additive Manufacturing machines to its facility in Best, Netherlands, which will more than double its capacity for tungsten AM. This is expected to allow the company to meet increasing demand for additively manufactured tungsten parts, primarily anti-scatter grids for CT systems.
Dunlee has produced tungsten parts for more than ten years at its dedicated facility, which now runs 24/7. With the addition of the new machines, it is reported to be among the largest tungsten Additive Manufacturing facilities in the world.
“Tungsten printing is challenging, particularly when printing a high volume of complex parts with precise specifications,” explained Alexander Eitel, the company’s Head of Marketing and Business Development.
“These new printers from our partner EOS are designed for applications requiring outstanding detail resolution and high quality,” he continued. “They will allow us to ramp up production to meet the needs of CT manufacturers who are introducing new products.”
Dunlee has over 100 years’ experience developing, producing and integrating components for imaging systems, and has a deep expertise in the exacting requirements of medical equipment manufacturers. In addition to radiation-shielding capabilities, tungsten is well-suited for complex shaped parts, high-temperature applications, and finely detailed components.
In addition to its tungsten AM services, the company offers support during development and throughout the product lifecycle, contributing to its customers’ efficient production and go-to-market strategies.