TRUMPF TruPrint 1000.
Designed for the production of small, complex components, this smaller laser metal fusion system is described as a true plug-and-play machine that's easy to install and only requires 240V of power and an inert gas connection. Thanks to an innovative coating system, downtimes are reduced to a minimum.
In line with TRUMPF's previous LMF system, the TruPrint 1000 builds components layer by layer from a wide range of fine metal powders including steel, aluminium and titanium using a build space of 100 mm x 100 mm. This technology is especially suitable for parts with a complex geometry – such as those with internal channels and hollow spaces, and for economical manufacture of individual parts, prototypes or short production runs.
Proposed application areas include everything from tool and mould-making, through to dental applications for the production of crowns and dental bridges. TRUMPF is also seeing potential with demanding applications in the aerospace industry and turbine construction where LMF paves the way for weight savings of between 30 and 50% with the same, or improved, mechanical qualities.
TRUMPF recently setup a dedicated department at its headquarters in Ditzingen to handle its continued development of its LMF technology meaning all operations are located under the same roof and headed by a team of applications engineers.
After around 15 years in the additive industry, TRUMPF announced its new additive manufacturing portfolio, including TruPrint 1000, at formnext powered by tct featutring both laser metal deposition and LMF technology.
Visitors can find out more about TRUMPF's laser metal fusion technology at TCT Show on 28-29th September 2016 at NEC, Birmingham, UK on stand H17. Register here for FREE.