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Naval Research Laboratory Adds Powder-Bed Machine

Monday, February 27, 2017
 

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has selected Concept Laser’s 3D metal-printing technology for use in its rapid-prototyping and materials-research work. “We require a wide range of additive-manufacturing capabilities, including quality monitoring and process-parameter development, and need an architecture conducive to that research and development effort,” says Dr. Charles Rohde, NRL Acoustics Division, commenting on its initial foray into laser powder-bed printing.

NRL will use a Concept Laser M2 cusing machine to print in stainless steel. It also will use Concept Laser’s QM Meltpool 3D system to monitor and inspect parts as they grow; and the CL WRX Parameter 2.0 software for process development.

 


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