You know what you want to build. You Just need to control the laser.
With the push toward an ever expanding envelope of available materials and printable parts, end users must overcome a number of physical challenges inherent in the physics of their manufacturing process. If not addressed, these issues can limit:
- Available materials (new materials, multi-material)
- Printable parts (small features, thin walls, etc.)
- Quality of parts (material homogeneity, surface profile)
- Build rate/printer efficiency (large/multiple layer heights, cost per part)
- Whether the process requires aids such as supports
Laser powder bed fusion machines today are optimized for a specific build volume, part class, and an assumed gas flow. The very few strategies and parameters that exist are generalized for the machine and a small number of use cases.
Conducting the geometric analysis required to solve these issues, at the resolution and scale needed for today’s machines, has traditionally been extremely difficult. Most are forced to find shortcuts or workarounds; some simply avoid or ignore the issues all together. For some, especially those within regulated industries, ignorance is not an option.
Dyndrite LPBF is unlocking machine control traditionally restricted by the machine vendor. And doing it in a way that you can apply it to complicated geometry, not just simple geometry.
For the first time, Dyndrite democratizes access to the controls so engineers, technicians, and researchers can address and overcome their unique LPBF challenges, opening the door to new materials and previously unprintable part families. Machine builders and end users can use Dyndrite to develop new processes and materials for existing machines.
These machines are often not configurable, and the built in software often limits:
- What parts can be made, such as
- Complex geometries
- Intricate internal features
- What features can be made, including:
- extremely low print angles
- horizontal inner diameter holes
- high aspect ratio
- thin walls
- finer surface finishes
- Build throughput rates
- Strategies to avoid warping within parts
- Design freedom (without extensive DFAM)
- Printer efficiency and build rate
- Lase the core every Nth layer
- Support for multi-optic systems
- High layer height strategies