A Better Tool For 3D Metal Repair

Optomec LENS

Called LENS, the Optomex plugin’s control moves a part seamlessly beneath the laser deposition head, making overhangs obsolete, eliminating the need for support structures and minimizing material removal post processing, cutting build time and saving costs.

LENS product manager Tom Cobbs says the LENS manufacturing process has been optimized for repair of defense and aerospace components. Repair of high-value metal components on aircraft, especially engines, is essential for maximizing part lifetime and reducing lifecycle maintenance costs. However, “repair methods that add material to worn or damaged areas require exceptional process control and outstanding material quality”, Cobbs notes. Fortunately, LENS control of the Siemens machine is capacious and highly flexible.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham  https://www.mro-network.com/emerging-technology/better-tool-3d-metal-repair