ES Technology has opened a demonstration facility in Daventry, UK, to show the capabilities of additive manufacturing using the new Concept Laser Mlab cusing machine.
The new facility allows ES to be able to show how easy it is to build metal parts directly from 3D CAD designs. Compact in size at only 710mm wide x 1,000mm deep and 1,850mm high, the system requires just a single phase 240 volt electricity supply.
Parts can be built in just hours from stainless steel, cobalt chrome or precious metals such as yellow gold and silver, and the system is designed to operate unattended overnight. Additional materials, currently under development for the system, include bronze and titanium. Mlab cusing also boasts a number of features that enhance flexibility, including an easy to use pull-out drawer system. This enables quick removal of the construction chamber, dosing chamber and the powder container for the purpose of storing unused material.