LMD refers to a welding process where a material is introduced into a melt pool, created by a high-power laser. LMD falls into the range of Directed Energy Deposition (DED) processes. Typically, the filler material introduced is a powder and is injected through a conical ring nozzle around the laser beam. The added material creates a weld bead which then coats the underlying metal. Compared to other types of welding, LMD results in a smaller heat-affected zone, lower dilution, and lower residual stresses in the components.
Patented multi-mode laser head
The available high laser power, multiple wire feeders, and hot wire-feed options provide high material deposition rates while retaining the precision and resolution of a laser process. The technology can also perform other functions such as metal coating, texturing, polishing, and cutting, without requiring external equipment.
What makes Meltio’s LMD so Distinctive?
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