Incodema Adds DMLS to Additive Manufacturing Offerings
ITHACA, N.Y.—Incodema, Inc., an ITAR-registered manufacturer of custom metal prototypes, recently announced the addition of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) to its range of rapid prototype service offerings. An additive manufacturing technology that produces metal prototypes and production parts in hours, rather than days, DMLS builds parts layer by layer directly from 3D CAD data, enabling virtually unlimited design freedom. The new process complements a number of other additive manufacturing technologies offered by Incodema, including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Stereolithography (SLA).
Incodema's DMLS system can process a wide range of materials, from light metals to stainless and tool steels and super alloys. Powdered metal is dispersed across the machine's base plate in 20-micron layers, permitting high detail resolution, and fused together by a focused laser beam. Building components layer by layer directly from CAD models, DMLS technology can create parts with complex geometries, including internal and external features—such as free form surfaces, deep groove, and three-dimensional cooling channels—that could not be cast or machined. Direct Metal Laser Sintering eliminates the need for tooling, producing parts that are 99.8 percent dense and require no post sintering or other infiltration processes. The process has applications in a number of industries, including aerospace, dental, automotive, medical instruments and surgical implants, and art and jewelry.
In addition to additive manufacturing technologies, Incodema (www.incodema.com) offers manufacturing processes that include CNC machining, sheet metal stamping, turning and milling, wire EDM, photochemical machining, laser cutting, bending and forming, and welding. The company provides services from concept design to prototypes, short runs, and production. Its custom part capabilities include a variety of miniature and micro parts, brackets, shields, chassis, drawn parts, weldments, connectors, springs, and contacts.
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