Formalloy launches new X-series metal Additive Manufacturing system

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

Formalloy launches new X-series metal Additive Manufacturing system

Formalloy launched its X-series metal AM system during Rapid+TCT in April, 2018


Formalloy, San Diego, California, USA, launched its new X-series Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) machine during Rapid+TCT, Texas, USA, April 23-26, 2018. The metal Additive Manufacturing system is said to offer closed-loop control, variable-wavelength lasers and custom powder feeders for the production of gradient/bi-metallic structures.

According to the company, the X-series offers improved quality, better powder efficiency and the ability to process a comprehensive list of metal alloys. Each machine incorporates the company’s Formax Metal Deposition Head, a customisable build volume and 5-axis capability.

The X-series uses scanning technology to monitor build quality and accuracy in real-time, and is said to be capable of auto-correcting errors during the build to achieve an end part which is free of defects. Formalloy’s components and systems are designed using open standards for powder supply, allowing manufacturers to use their own powders if desired.

Formalloy’s LMD technology can be used across a number of industries including aerospace, defense, energy, automotive, chemical and heavy industry. The process is said to have demonstrated capabilities with titanium, Inconel, stainless steels, copper-alloys and other metals, and can be used for part repair and cladding in addition to Additive Manufacturing.

April 30, 2018

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