By Evan Chavez
3D Printing Industry

Optomec’s LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) 3D printing process is one of the high end metal 3D printing processes used for the production and repair of highly engineered metal components used in industries such as Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation and Medical devices. The company’s portfolio of larger machines has been adopted across these industries, most notably for repair applications. Specifically, for metal components and structures that are undeniably complicated like the BLISK in the video below. The wheel structure with blades can be easily produced and/or repaired by Optomec’s printer more easily and efficiently than with traditional manufacturing processes. With this technology, it is also possible to supplement material with more resistant sheaths and mixes processed with metal additives.

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