Industry Leaders and Academic Institutes Collaborate on Latest Developments in 3D Metal Printing

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nov. 29, 2018:  Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals (LENS) announced today that the company hosted its International LENS User Group Meeting in Austin, Texas earlier this year. The User Group meeting focused on LENS 3D metal printing for production applications, and provided attendees with the latest developments in LENS hybrid 3D printing innovations.

Users/system owners from thirteen companies attended the meeting including representatives from industrial, academic and government organizations. Users presented their work on a variety of LENS applications including LENS Hybrid Processing in Additive Manufacturing, In-Process Monitoring and Thermal Modeling of the LENS process, a Case Study on Hybrid LENS Repair for Gear Teeth and more.  The LENS User group meeting was held in conjunction with the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, an ideal event for all interested in Additive Manufacturing.

Tom Cobbs, Optomec LENS Product Manager states that “We had a fantastic gathering this year in Austin; expert users participated as well as presented on what they’ve been doing with their LENS systems. Users included members from Universities and research centers, as well as various industry manufacturers. All were very open to share what they’ve been doing with LENS technology- from research, to new builds, to repair and remanufacturing. We discussed future collaborations and were happy to receive much user feedback to help Optomec roadmap the next generation of LENS print heads and systems, furthering the development of this exciting AM technology.”

About Optomec
Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit


LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories.
Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.

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