Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals (PBF-LB/M)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Metals (PBF-LB/M), also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), is a powder based additive manufacturing process. It can manufacture complex metal prototypes or series parts rapidly and without any tooling.

Components manufactured by laser melting can be heat treated, welded and reworked with typical processing methods.

Oerlikon AM supports an extensive portfolio of standard Additive Manufacturing (AM) component materials. Our dedicated Applications Engineering Team will support you in choosing and implementing the most appropriate AM materials and processes as you develop your AM components.

Our engineers will help you transform your ideas into a production component. Contact us to find out more about metal additive manufacturing from Oerlikon AM.

Materials

All material properties have been shared for reference purposes only and are not sufficient to design or certify parts. No warranty or guarantee is made against these results. Properties may be developed and optimized based on application specific requirements.

CoCrMO

Characteristics

  • The cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy (CoCrMo) is a so called super alloy for high temperature applications
  • Combines extreme high temperature resistance with high corrosion resistance
  • Stability of which is ensured even at high temperatures
  • CoCrMo alloys are used, among other things, for highly stressed components, such as components for aircraft engines and components for engine construction
  • Through the heat treatment "solution annealing", the breaking elongation can be increased

Mechanical properties

Material Characteristics

Unit

As Built

Solution-annealed

Tensile strength

MPa

1100 ± 100

1100 ± 100

Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

MPa

660 ± 50

600 ± 50

Elongation at break

%

9 ± 3

35 ± 10

E-Modulus

GPa

205 ± 80

220 ± 50

Hardness

HBW

31

26

Density

g/cm3

ca. 8,3

ca. 8,3

Applications

Tool inserts • Injection molding tools • Seat belt buckles • Orthopedic braces • Crankshafts • Transmission housings • Engine blocks, engine parts • Cylinders, cylinder heads • Gas turbines • Pumps • Valves • Brackets

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Oil filter housing
  • Material: AlSi10Mg Production
  • Time: 3 working days

Manufacturing Samples

Manufacturing Samples
  • Designation: Valve Component
  • Material: AlSi10Mg
  • Production Time: 4 working days
  • Application Area: Ariane 5 ME Launcher by Astrium

Details

  • Delivery time: 3 to 6 working days
  • Quantity: Individual Parts to Series Production
  • Materials: 41
Machines
  • 2x Concept Laser M2 (1 kW)
  • 3x Concept Laser M2 (2x 400 W)
  • 1x Concept Laser M2 (300 W)
  • 1x Arcam Q20
  • 1x EOS M270 (200 W)
  • 3x EOS M280 (400 W)
  • 12x EOS M290 (400 W)
  • 5x EOS M400 (1kW)
  • 4x Trumpf TruPrint 1000 (200 W)
  • 3x Trumpf TruPrint 3000 (500W)
  • 3x SLM280HL (400 W)
  • 1x SLM280HL (2x 400 W)
  • 1x SLM125HL (400 W)
Production Locations
  • Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Munich/R&D Center (Germany)
  • Kennesaw/Atlanta (USA)
  • Charlotte (USA)
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