Optomec, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has announced the release of its new LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Systems. The latest additions to the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) series offer controlled atmosphere chambers to allow for the processing of both non-reactive and reactive metals, as well as being compatible with the company’s latest generation deposition head providing higher power laser processing (up to 3 kW), interchangeable print nozzles, and variable spot sizes.

The LENS CS 600 and CS 800 are reported to be configurable and maximise the process build envelope with a minimal system footprint. The controlled atmosphere chamber keeps moisture and oxygen levels at less than 10 ppm and the systems comes standard with a Siemens 840D controller, allowing operation from three axis up to simultaneous five axis motion.

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