Precision Micro has been offering photochemical etching of aluminum for several years. Their process produces burr-free and stress-free precision parts that can be manufactured with reproducible accuracy and have no areas affected by heat.
In the newly opened 3D printing laboratory for metal and structural materials at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics (Ernst-Mach-Institut EMI), researchers have examined the resource-efficiency of the manufacturing process of additively manufactured aluminium light-weight components.
With Orlas Creator hybrid, OR Laser presented at Formnext 2017 a new system that combines selective laser melting (SLM) and milling. It exploits the potential of 3D printing and provides high-quality surfaces.