This laboratory, based at the TWI Yorkshire facility, is home to Selective Laser Melting equipment (powder bed) and Laser Metal Deposition equipment (LMD). The Laser Additive Manufacturing Laboratory is able to manufacture and repair a variety of complex, accurate parts direct from a CAD model in a range of high value materials. The laser metal deposition process can also be used for surface modification and cladding.
This laboratory enables both the cost-effective manufacture and further re-use of high-cost components.
Fully enclosed large-scale LMD system
LMD additive manufacturing equipment
SLM additive manufacturing system - Realizer SLM 125
SLM additive manufacturing system - Renishaw AM250
See here for a full list of TWI equipment.