LASER METAL DEPOSITION (LMD)
Laser Metal Deposition process uses a laser beam to form a melt pool on a metallic substrate. Metal powder or metal wire is injected directly into the melt pool, the deposited metal then cools in a controlled and consistent pattern, creating a full metallurgical bond with the substrate. This process is ideal for hybrid manufacturing, Functionally Graded Materials and Multi Alloy fabrication. Due to the low heat input and small heat affected zone, high quality maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations of complex parts with hard to reach surfaces and inner contours can be achieved with the LMD process. EFESTO has the capability to print complex shapes and parts with build volumes of up to (5ft x 5ft x 7ft) in materials like Mild steel, Stainless steels, Titanium, Inconel and other exotic metal alloys.
LMD technology offers precision, flexibility for complex and high value parts.