LENS technology will be featured in Booth # 842, April 18 – 19th 2007

Albuquerque, New Mexico April 12, 2007: Optomec announced today that it will showcase LENS advanced repair capabilities at Aviation Week’s MRO Conference at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. LENS systems use breakthrough additive manufacturing technology to repair high-performance aerospace components in state-of-the-art materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and InconelĀ®.

The MRO conference ranks as the nation’s leading forum for showcasing advancements in maintenance, repair and overhaul technology. Dave Ramahi, President and CEO of Optomec states “Aviation Week’s MRO show is an ideal venue to display and demonstrate new product enhancements and updated features of the LENS systems. These enhancements uniquely position LENS systems as the only proven solution for the repair of advanced engine components such as blisks”.

LENS systems use energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The resulting fully functional three-dimensional components have mechanical properties that can be equivalent or even superior to wrought materials. The ability of LENS systems to add material to existing components makes it an essential system for service and repair applications. LENS systems can also be used throughout the entire product lifecycle for applications ranging from functional prototyping to low volume manufacturing.

Optomec is the world leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, and Biomedical markets. These systems utilize Optomec’s proprietary M3D aerosol-jetting technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication and repair technology. The company has a global customer base of industry-leading manufacturers.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.

M3D is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.