Metal Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing in Metal – Complex components in Metals

 

Metal Additive Manufacturing facilitates greater freedom of design when working with metals by allowing for the faithful reproduction of complex internal features and organic forms.

 

“Very good service with excellent part and delivery finish”
                                                                                                                                                                     Philips

 

Comparable to good investment cast parts and with the mechanical properties equivalent to cast or machined components, Metal Sintering eliminates the time and financial costs associated with conventional tooling.

Metal Sintering offers an ideal solution for the cost effective rapid production of prototypes for high temperature parts,  medical and dental applications and aerospace components. This process can also be used for the creation of tooling inserts for plastic moulding and die casting allowing for improved cycles times and moulded part quality.

 

 

 

 

Materials

A recent addition to the LPE service range. we currently offer Metal Sintering in Stainless SteelAluminium and Titanium

At LPE we continually strive to offer our customers the widest range of materials and services, we will be expanding our Metal Sintering material range in the coming months. Once new materials are available we will update our website with further information, to find out more contact our sales team on 028 9070 6940

Machines

Concept Laser Hi Res MlabR Machine
High Resolution machine with build capacity of 90x90x80mm
 
Building components in Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Titanium.

EOS M290 Metal Sintering Machine
Larger capacity Metal Sintering Machine with build capacity of 250x250x330mm
 
Building components in Titanium.

Finishes & Treatments

Metal Sintering produces components in recognised engineering metals suitable for a wide range of post production processing including;

 

  • Heat Treatments and Stress Relieving
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Tapping
  • Polishing and
  • Plating

Applications

Providing 99.99% dense components, Metal Sintering parts built in Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Titanium offer a direct replacement for traditional machined components in Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Titanium and replicate almost identical mechanical properties.

The metal sintering process has proven popular for;

 

  • High Temperature Applications
  • Medical Devices
  • Dental Devices
  • Aerospace Components
  • Acid & Corrosion Resistant Prototypes
  • Plant Engineering components and
  • Tooling Inserts for Plastic Moulding & Die Casting.

Why LPE? 

Short Lead Times:

Typical lead times for Metal Sintering is 3-6 working days unless otherwise stated.

Tight Tolerances:

Metal sintering offers an expected tolerance of +/-0.1mm to +/-0.2mm +0.005mm/mm*

Expert, Impartial Advice: 

As the first rapid prototyping bureau in the UK and Ireland, LPE has over 25 years experience converting customers designs into fully functional prototype components and with a wide range of services available, we offer impartial advise tailored to your individual project requirements.

Committed to Customer Service: 

An ISO 9001 & 13485 approved supplier, LPE consistently work towards excellence of both part quality and customer service. We endeavour to provide a fast, professional response to all customer enquiries and carefully monitor quality throughout the production process.

Rapid Delivery: 

LPE work with local couriers to offer free Next Day Delivery on all orders. For time sensitive projects speak to the sales team about A.M. and Saturday delivery.

 
 

*Due to the nature of the process we are unable to guarantee tolerances, figure quoted above is a guideline only.

Testimonial

“It has allowed us to compete in a market place where product quality and time to market are critical issues”


Customer Testimonial - Friedland