Science - Life - Manufacturing   Solutions since 1957
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                  Will             Metal Additive   ManufacturingTechnology be able to  ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                        Company                           - Privately owned German Ltd. ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                     Location Lübeck, Deutschland, 53 52 N, 10 42 O, MEZ Germany s city ...
Science     -   Life - Manufacturing1994-1997        Invention of “the root SLM process” by Krupp, Essen1995-1998        B...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing                                        SLM process video                              ...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing           Features• Standard:• Heated platform with  cool down procedure• 125 x 125 x ...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing• Build Envelope 125x125x 75 (125)mm• Build Envelope reduction 50x50x50 mm• Device requ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                                     SLM 125 HL                                       in...
Science       -   Life - ManufacturingOverview SLM 250HL• Build volume 250 x 250 x 250 (350) [mm]• Fibre laser (100 W), 20...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing          Features• Closed-loop powder cycle for reactive  materials• Manual filling of...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing          Features     • Large powder storage for       building processes up to 350mm ...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing            Features• Optimised Flow Design as a function of:   • Chamber size, dimensi...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing          Features• Recyclable filtration inlets• Rinsing station (Optional with sink u...
Science     -   Life - Manufacturing          Features• Silicone wiper blade   • Possibility of none supported       sophi...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing
Science      -   Life - Manufacturing  Advantage of the use of  Bi-Directional Recoating                                  ...
Science       -   Life - Manufacturing                                  SLM125HL                    SLM250HLCapacity      ...
Science     -   Life - Manufacturing            Control-System +• Automatic evaluation of the  powder recoating quality• A...
Science     -   Life - Manufacturing  Time, Speed and Distance Calculation  Melt Pool Evaluation and Control• RealTime (10...
Science   -      Life - Manufacturing     Results Selected Examples • Overhang latice structure • Surface overhang        ...
Science   -    Life - Manufacturing     Results                                      uncontrolled horizontal bars Melt Poo...
Science    -  Life - Manufacturing      Results    Melt Pool Evaluation and Control                        first control f...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing          Features • Easy handling • Fast changing of substrate   plates • Compability ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                                     • Mounting of four pre-                            ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing              PSM 100                             PSH 100                               ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing               Powder Recycling Video
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing                                                Details                                ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing               Part 20x20x20mm               Scan distance savings 800m               16...
Science         -    Life - Manufacturing               Final Design 2012       Product Announcement: SLM 500 HL          ...
Science - Life - Manufacturing     Surfaces            Strength           Accuracy      Rz 30 µm             up to 1730 MP...
Science        -   Life - Manufacturing                                                            Powder requirementsSLM ...
Science        -   Life - Manufacturing         Features• Automated doubeling and positioning of specific test  parts• Ful...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing  Iterative Set-Up to achieve the optimized Scanning/Exposure Parameter(s)             ...
Science     -   Life - Manufacturing                                              • density gain by                       ...
Science         -    Life - Manufacturing                                            •   lightweight parts                ...
Science      -   Life - Manufacturing•   Re-designed automotive part•   Height 320mm•   Material: Al•   Build time: 88:16h...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing                                     Heat sinks have been                               ...
Science   -   Life - Manufacturing    Tool- and Mould Making                                            Individual Part Pr...
Science    -   Life - Manufacturing          Now what do you think?    Can SLM-Technology fulfill       your expectations?
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  1. 1. Science - Life - Manufacturing Solutions since 1957
  2. 2. Science - Life - Manufacturing Will Metal Additive ManufacturingTechnology be able to fulfill the customers requirements? A presentation by Stefan Ritt, Export Sales and Marketing Manager at ROBTEC workshop in August 2012
  3. 3. Science - Life - Manufacturing Company - Privately owned German Ltd. (GmbH) - 500.000 Euro listed min. capital - 13 Mio. Euro turnover in 2011 - 3.100 sqm floor space - 50+ employees - Average time in comp. > 10 years - 25+ machines anual production - 100+ tons anual consumables sales - 55 years of market experience
  4. 4. Science - Life - Manufacturing Location Lübeck, Deutschland, 53 52 N, 10 42 O, MEZ Germany s city of science in 2012 !
  5. 5. Science - Life - Manufacturing1994-1997 Invention of “the root SLM process” by Krupp, Essen1995-1998 Basic Research F&S, Trumpf and Fraunhofer ILT1998-2002 F&S Research leading to IP2002- F&S / MCP partner to develop, produce and market the SLM Technology to industrial needs and requirements2003- Launch of Fibre Laser technology with the MCP SLM 2502006 - Launch of SLM 1002007- Launch of the 400 Watt technology2009- Launch of SLM 250HL2011- Launch of SLM 125HL and SLM 280HL2012- Launch of SLM 500HL Launch of (semi) automated handling devices
  6. 6. Science - Life - Manufacturing SLM process video SLM generated part video THE SLM PROCESS
  7. 7. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Standard:• Heated platform with cool down procedure• 125 x 125 x 125 mm• 250 x 250 x 250(350)mm• 280 x 280 x 350 mm• Build envelope reduction:• 50x50 mm• 100x100 mm Advantage: • Usage of smaller powder volumes (e.g. precious metals) Build Platform • Simple substrate plates
  8. 8. Science - Life - Manufacturing• Build Envelope 125x125x 75 (125)mm• Build Envelope reduction 50x50x50 mm• Device requires a small foot print• Dimensions 1800x1000x800mm• 100-200 Watts• Optimized powder handling for smaller heights SLM 125HL
  9. 9. Science - Life - Manufacturing SLM 125 HL inside
  10. 10. Science - Life - ManufacturingOverview SLM 250HL• Build volume 250 x 250 x 250 (350) [mm]• Fibre laser (100 W), 200 W oder 400 W• Focal point 60 µm – 300 µm• Layerthickness 20 µm – 100 µm• Building speed 25 cm3/h• Platform heating ~200 C• Inert gas, Argon 4.6, 5 bar, max. 3 l/min• Laseroptics cooled with water and pressuredair• Automatic fire extinguishing device• Closed-loop powder cycle• Layer by Layer control system (LCS) SLM 250HL• User-friendly system control
  11. 11. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Closed-loop powder cycle for reactive materials• Manual filling of the recoater possible• Safe powder handling Prozess Chamber Door with Protective Gloves
  12. 12. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features • Large powder storage for building processes up to 350mm • Inert gas atmosphere • Dustfree filling • Closed-loop powder handling • Manual / automatic dispensing of powder into the recoater tank Main Powder Tank
  13. 13. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Optimised Flow Design as a function of: • Chamber size, dimension and geometry • Heated platform • Material density and pack size • Type of gas Laminated Gas Flow
  14. 14. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Recyclable filtration inlets• Rinsing station (Optional with sink unit and vacuum device)• Changing of filtration units during the building process Filtration Unit
  15. 15. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Silicone wiper blade • Possibility of none supported sophisticated structures • Easy calibration / reduced setup- times • Minimum wear costs • Double loader principle • Recoating in two directions • Recoating „on the fly“• Automatic powder handling• Display and recording of filling levels Unique Recoating System
  16. 16. Science - Life - Manufacturing
  17. 17. Science - Life - Manufacturing Advantage of the use of Bi-Directional Recoating Marine propelling screw AlSi12 / 350Watts / 50µm Layerthickness X/Y: 100mm, Z: 70mm One direction recoating Two direction recoatingBuilding time: ~5h Building time: ~3,5hMan. Costs: ~750€ Man. Costs: ~600€
  18. 18. Science - Life - Manufacturing SLM125HL SLM250HLCapacity 100 ~ 115 units / 30 µm 400 ~ 460 units / 30 µmBuild time 4,75 h (19 h / 460 units) 15,9 hHourly rate ~ 55,-- € ~ 75,-- €Material cost per unit ~ 0,50 € ~ 0,50 €Production cost per unit ~ 2,80 € ~ 3,10 € Advantage of the use of Bi- Directional Recoating
  19. 19. Science - Life - Manufacturing Control-System +• Automatic evaluation of the powder recoating quality• Analysis of the pictures and fault detection• Definition of terms for the building process abort• Part surface detection and reaction (under Development) Optical Control CS+
  20. 20. Science - Life - Manufacturing Time, Speed and Distance Calculation Melt Pool Evaluation and Control• RealTime (10µs+60µs) o 1000mm/s  0.001mm/µs o 0,001mm/µs  0,01mm+0,06mm=RT o  0,1 mm = RT (practical value)
  21. 21. Science - Life - Manufacturing Results Selected Examples • Overhang latice structure • Surface overhang Melt Pool Evaluation and Control
  22. 22. Science - Life - Manufacturing Results uncontrolled horizontal bars Melt Pool Evaluation and Control controlled horizontal bars
  23. 23. Science - Life - Manufacturing Results Melt Pool Evaluation and Control first control file second control fileuncontrolled overhang third control file
  24. 24. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features • Easy handling • Fast changing of substrate plates • Compability to conventional production processes Ref.- Point Clamping System (e.g. EWORA ITS, R3)
  25. 25. Science - Life - Manufacturing • Mounting of four pre- fabricated cores on building platform • Precise individual positioning of layer data to mounted cores via LCS+ • Economic hybrid manufacturing • Interface between Rapid Manufacturing / Hybrid manufacturing Conventional Tooling
  26. 26. Science - Life - Manufacturing PSM 100 PSH 100 6 1 • Inert atmosphere 7 • Safe powder 2 8 handling 9 • Short processing times • Closed-loop powder cycle 3 10 • Automatic sieving 4 5 Sieving Station and Powder Management
  27. 27. Science - Life - Manufacturing Powder Recycling Video
  28. 28. Science - Life - Manufacturing Details • Buildvolume 280 x 280 x 350 [mm] • 400 W AND 1000 W Fibrelaser • Increased productivity • Laserfocus 100 µm / 700 µm • New 3 D optics without F-Theta lens- • no thermal shift • Layer thickness 20 µm – 100 µm • All „250“-options available Latest SLM 280HL
  29. 29. Science - Life - Manufacturing Part 20x20x20mm Scan distance savings 800m 1600 seconds time saving compared with single laser Approx. 3 times conv. Speed, up to 5 times productivity Hull-core-strategy
  30. 30. Science - Life - Manufacturing Final Design 2012 Product Announcement: SLM 500 HL (development stage)• Build Volume 280x500x320mm• 2- to 4- „Laser Tools“• 400 -1000W• Production facility• Optimized powder handling and work piece handling with RBV* (*removable build volume)• Market distribution: on demand by the end of 2012
  31. 31. Science - Life - Manufacturing Surfaces Strength Accuracy Rz 30 µm up to 1730 MPa 25µm in 100 mm Residual Stress Density Hardness Preheated powder and up to 99.9 % up to 54 HRC platform up to 200oC
  32. 32. Science - Life - Manufacturing Powder requirementsSLM Powder Materials Customary Materials Series Properties No Binder Particle Size Distribution Spherical Form Flow Capabilitiy 200 micronsMaterials used today: Ti (cp), TiAl6Nb7, TiAl6V4, CoCrMo, H13 tool steel, stainless steel, aluminum, Inconell …
  33. 33. Science - Life - Manufacturing Features• Automated doubeling and positioning of specific test parts• Full controll of all process parameter• Automized parameter distingtion Aims• Protection of in-house material know-how• Widest flexibility of material usage and supply chanals• Featuring quality as a f(x) of tensile strength, density, surface finish• Reduction of time of individual alloys, developments and parameter optimisation SLM AutoFab – Material Development Modul
  34. 34. Science - Life - Manufacturing Iterative Set-Up to achieve the optimized Scanning/Exposure Parameter(s) Optimized Scanning Strategy
  35. 35. Science - Life - Manufacturing • density gain by improved Density gain by melting improved melting strategy, D>99,8% strategy, D>99.9 % Helium leakage • helium leak test 2 mm test fulfilled up to fulfilled up to 6x10-10 mbar 6x10-10 mbar UHV compatible! • UHV compatible • simultaneous growth of dense Material: H13 / 1.2344 tool steel and porous Smart Structures regions
  36. 36. Science - Life - Manufacturing • lightweight parts • substitution of solid mass to boost production • Engineered materials• Re-designed aircraft bracket• Height 342mm• Material: Al and Ti• Smart (internal) Build time for two parts: 41:23h • Original design Structures and Designs
  37. 37. Science - Life - Manufacturing• Re-designed automotive part• Height 320mm• Material: Al• Build time: 88:16h Large Structures and Designs
  38. 38. Science - Life - Manufacturing Heat sinks have been designed and tested for avionics cooling
  39. 39. Science - Life - Manufacturing Tool- and Mould Making Individual Part Production Festo, Gardena, Commatech, Housing from Core for injection F1 Titanium Aluminum mould H13 / 1.2344 HintEls, Siku, Dental caps Mould from and crowns 316L / 1.4404 from CoCr OTNI,Applications / 1.2344 from Stamping die H13 Jotero, Royal Perth Hospital, Hip implant from Ti Möbiusring, CoCr
  40. 40. Science - Life - Manufacturing Now what do you think? Can SLM-Technology fulfill your expectations?

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