LENS Printers for Metals
Optomec has given a presentation on how Additive Manufacturing can be used to add value to products produced with conventional methods.
LENS Gerneral Manager for Optomec, Richard Grylls gave the presentation at the ASME Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Centre earlier this week.
The piece, entitled “Using Additive Manufacturing to Add Value to Products Produced with Conventional Manufacturing Methods”, explains the benefit of adding material onto existing structures.
The speech clarifies the assumption that 3D printing is exclusively about building complete structures in 3D. This will hopefully broaden the scope of additive manufacturing solutions for leaders in the additive manufacturing industry and provide details on technologies that are capable of adding materials to preformed structures
At the event, Dr. Grylls discussed the ability to print structural metals, conductive metals and a range of other materials onto existing structures produced by conventional manufacturing methods such as machined metal components and injection moulded plastic parts.
The event is a unique opportunity to bring together industry leaders to discuss current challenges and solutions in the industry and features over 50 speakers.
Optomec will also feature next month at the TCT Show 2014 from September 28th to October 2nd at Birmingham’s NEC, UK. The company will exhibit its rapidly growing additive manufacturing systems to an audience of almost 10,000 people from over 50 countries.