Applications

Additive Manufacturing

Producing three-dimensional metal parts dirctly from CAD data is clearly one of the most prominent applications of LUNOVU’s LMD technology. In an impressive manner, all the strengths of this technology come together: high build rates, the ability to use multiple materials in one single process and last but not least the superior material quality of a true melting process.

At the same time, LMD offers impressive flexibility. This makes it possible to produce single-layer thin wall structures, even with overhangs, which are implemented without support structures. On the other hand, massive volumes can also be built up quickly, with build rates well over 1 kg / h.

3D Additive Manufacturing on 3D parts

A unique feature of LUNOVU machine systems is the ability to build 3D struktures on existing 3D parts. This is possible even if the initial part does not come with CAD data! LUNOVU’s unique scan/toolpath generation technology provides a reliable and efficient method to scan arbitrary parts directly in the machine, and to print three-dimensional structures defined by CAD data onto them. This way, customer specific geometries can be applied to cast or forged parts without any surface preparation. The entire process is impressively simple and fast, as no CNC programming is required.

Laser cladding and wear protection

The advantages of LMD-made wear protection layers are well known. They are used for many applications. Such laser cladding coatings are produced in LUNOVU LMD machines on parts of different sizes. Both gantry type and robotic systens are used. A crucial point is again the full 3D capability of the LUNOVU systems. Conventional laser cladding systems require time-consuming manual programming, which makes the process uneconomical for complex 3D parts. In contrast to that, LUNOVU LMD uses optical 3D scannning inside the machine, fa