Laser Deposition Technology (LDT) is a process in which
metal powder is injected into the focused beam of a high-power laser under tightly
controlled atmospheric conditions. The focused laser beam melts the surface of the
target material and generates a small molten pool of base material. Powder
delivered into this same spot is absorbed into the melt pool, thus generating a
deposit that may range from 0.005 to 0.040 in.
thick and 0.040 to 0.160 in. wide. The resulting deposits may then be used to
build or repair metal parts for a variety of different applications.
For a more detailed explanation of the process,
view our On-line Video Presentation.
Laser Deposition Technology (LDT) is a blanket name that encompasses
many "like" processes—direct metal deposition (DMD), laser additive manufacturing (LAM),
laser metal deposition, and others—that use a focused laser beam as the heat source for
depositing powdered metals.
Building real parts from CAD files. RPM’s two laser deposition labs can employ freeform laser manufacturing
which can drastically reduce Research and Development time and expense.
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