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.

Ti-6Al-4V

Characteristics

  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • High resistance to corrosion
  • Has a low specific gravity and is biocompatible
  • Can be heat-treated

Mechanical properties

Material Characteristics

Unit

As Built

Heat-Treated

Tensile strength

MPa

1215 ± 40

995 ± 20

Yield strength (Rp 0,2%)

MPa

1065 ± 40

930 ± 20

Elongation at break

%

10 ± 3

14 ± 1

E-Modulus

GPa

110 ± 5

115 ± 10

Charpy-notched flexural Impact

J

45 ± 10

11 ± 4

Hardness (DIN EN ISO 6508-1)

HV5

320

320

Maximum operating temperature

°C

350

350

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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