Category Archives: Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Multimaterial metal 3D printing accomplished by WSU LENS project

A team of researchers at Washington State University have recently published results of a multimaterial metal 3D printing project. Using Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology, the team has succeed in 3D printing components made from two different alloys in a single process. Amit Bandyopadhyay, WSU Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials […]

U.S. DoE applies LENS additive manufacturing to discover better magnets

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) are using metal additive manufacturing in the hunt for a new material with “exceptional magnetic properties.” Using Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process, the team is capable of sorting through innumerable cerium alloy compositions in search of a cheaper, more abundant alternative to rare-earth neodymium iron […]

Optomec partner with LENS metal 3D printing distributor in China

Metal additive manufacturing specialist Optomec has entered into a partnership with  HUSUN Technologies, a distributor of industrial 3D printing solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, HUSUN Technologies will be promoting and selling Optomec’s LENS metal 3D printing systems across China. According to Pascal Pierra, Optomec Director of Asia Pacific Sales, the partnership has already got off […]

3D printing champions sustainability in Optomec LENS machine repair at RIT

One of the fastest growing areas of application for additive manufacturing is in spare parts and repair. Aerospace giants, i.e. Airbus and Boeing, SIA Engineering Company and smaller units like Ohio’s Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services prove that the technology is invaluable to the aerospace sector. Other areas, including logistics and communications, marine & offshore, and automotive, are also introducing […]