Masters in 3D Metal Printing


Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)

We print various materials with Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology,
where four lasers are used to melt powder into solid material. K3D
uses industrial automated equipment to ensure consistent quality
guarantee at a competitive price.

The mechanical properties of 3D printed parts are above that
of cast materials. Laser Powder Bed Fusion requires supporting
structures to secure the part to the build plate and to provide heat
disposed of adequately.

K3D can remove this support and perform many different post-processing steps in-house.

The materials

  • Stainless steel SS316L
  • Aluminum AISi10Mg
  • Maraging steel M300
  • Titanium TiaI6V4

The printing process

  1. A layer of metal powder (usually 0.05 mm thick) is spread over the build platform.
  2. Four lasers fuse the first layer or first cross-section of the model.
  3. The build platform drops 0.05 mm.
  4. A new layer of powder is spread over the previous layer.
  5. Additional layers or cross-sections are melted and added.
  6. The process repeats until the entire part is made. The loose (unmelted) powder is automatically extracted, after which it is sieved and can be used again.

The process

The printing process is an extensive procedure consisting of five crucial phases – from design to quality control.
Each stage is vital to ensure that your...
command is executed correctly.

Would you like to know more about the fascinating process of
3D metal printing?

Download our technical brochure