The medium-format machine uses powder-bed-based laser melting to produce parts with a diameter of up to 300mm and a height of up to 400mm. It can handle all weldable materials including steels, nickel-based alloys, titanium and aluminum.
The new TruPrint 3000 can be equipped with a second laser that almost doubles its productivity. “The multilaser option significantly reduces part costs – that’s how we help our customers make the move into mass production,” says Klaus Parey, Managing Director, TRUMPF Additive Manufacturing.
Two 500-watt lasers scan the machine’s entire build chamber in parallel. This makes production much faster and more efficient regardless of the number and geometries of the parts. With the Automatic Multilaser Alignment option, the system can automatically monitor the multilaser scan fields during the build stage and calibrate them to each other. With each laser scanning a contour, the process does not lead to any kind of weld seams.
Improvements in inert gas supply and melt pool monitoring
The TRUMPF experts have transformed the movement of inert gas through the TruPrint 3000. The way in which it flows through the machine from back to front is now even steadier and more uniform. As well as boosting the quality of printed parts, this also allows the operator to remove excess powder from the part while it is still inside the machine. Previous models required the operator to take the part out and remove the powder at a separate station. The new machine is designed to process the powder in a shielded environment, using an inert gas to prevent the powder from becoming contaminated during the build. This is a major advantage for sensitive industries such as Medical Device Manufacturing.
The new TruPrint 3000 can be equipped with a
second laser that almost doubles its productivity.