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Focusing on laser melting performance

Summary

New optical schemes for selective laser melting systems provide more consistent control of laser processing conditions. Dynamic beam focusing offers new possibilities for tighter focus control across the build plate and in varying thermal conditions.

The article details:

  • Laser melting basics
  • Galvo laser positioning and focusing
  • Dynamic focusing systems
  • F-theta systems

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About the author - Director of AM Applications

Marc Saunders - Director of Global Solutions Centres

Marc Saunders has over 25 years' experience in high tech manufacturing. In previous positions at Renishaw, he played a key role in developing the company award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform, and has also delivered turnkey metrology solutions to customers in the aerospace sector.

Marc manages a global network of Solutions Centres for metal additive manufacturing (AM), enabling customers who are considering deploying AM as a production process to gain hands-on experience with the technology before committing to a new facility.

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