Optomec brings metal additive manufacturing repair to U.S. government agencies

The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec LENS systems to U.S. government agencies.

Jan 21st, 2019

Additive manufacturing solutions provider Optomec (Albuquerque, NM) has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal, which supplies manufacturing equipment to the U.S. government.

The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government agencies. The Optomec LENS family offers a full range of additive manufacturing solutions for creating, enhancing, and repairing metal components using high-power lasers to build structures layer by layer directly from powdered metals, alloys, ceramics, or composites.

Optomec LENS systems use a form of metal 3D printing known as directed energy deposition (DED), which is able to print full parts at a fraction of the time and cost of other systems, yet with better material and mechanical properties and less material waste. LENS is able to add metal to existing parts for repair and coating applications that cost-effectively extend the useful life of components.

For more information, please visit optomec.com and www.phillipsfederal.com.

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