BTS Applications for 3D Laser Metal Printing Technology:
- Fabrication of metal molds with sophisticated internal structures
- Fast-track prototype functional testing and market demonstration
- Manufacturing of highly complex geometries
- Manufacturing of customized or individually fitted parts
- Reduce weight applications
- Tooling repair, spare parts, and parts reconditioning
Tooling inserts featuring conformal cooling channels to lightweight structures for aerospace, applications include turbine blades, aircraft frames & structures, jet engines, fuel systems, guide vanes & other reduce weight components contributing to lighter aircrafts reducing fuel consumption. Laser Photonics BTS large build-plate technology expands applications to include turbine rings with diameters out to 1.5 meters and long structures & frames out to 3 meters.
Highly complex parts previously unrealizable through traditional means now allow automotive designers to improve automotive efficiencies and reduce part counts while eliminating tooling cost leading to more fuel efficient vehicles. With Laser Photonics highly-automated based direct drive motion system technology, automotive engine blocks are now possible to metal print.
From maintenance centers, naval ships, to military outposts, 3D metal printing systems are changing the entire fleet management workflow from maintaining huge inventories to quick printing replacement parts on demand. Metal printing is having a profound affect on next-generation capabilities of our soldiers including battlefield armor, special purpose ballistic munitions, and weapons. BTS technology allows replacing 100’s of warhead components to only a few achieving intricate designs to control explosion pattern, blast direction, and other special purpose components for mission specific applications.
Private companies, NASA and other groups are developing new concepts to launch 3D printing into the final frontier. Long-term missions benefit greatly from having onboard manufacturing capabilities reducing the need to maintain costly inventory on the International Space Station and future spacecrafts.. Space colonies would be self-sufficient with the capabilities to manufacture spare parts/tools. BTS technology opens the door to metal printing larger rocket, missile, and propulsion based components and subassemblies.
Patient specific implants featuring hybrid structures and textures unlock manufacturing capabilities that combine free-form shapes and intricate lattice structures improving Osseo integration leading to much improved patient outcomes. BTS technology optimized for biocompatible metal powders like titanium target specific surface properties that generate expected responses from neighboring cells and tissue of orthopedic implants, such as hip, knee and spinal devices.