Application-specific 3D Printing Technology

bulk to shapeBulk-to-Shape is an umbrella of 3D printing technologies which emphasizes production-level parts quality.  The portfolio of technologies represents a transformational approach to industrial, application-specific metal additive manufacturing.

Bulk-to-Shape enables manufacturers to reliably integrate 3D metal printing into full production environments.

Early metal printing systems were designed around commonly-used architectural structures and components which are used in the subtractive materials processing industry.  Bulk-to-Shape 3D printing technology begins the design process by matching suitable additive manufacturing technologies, 3D print methods, and software packages to the exact part specification and powder formula which are specific to the printed part.


Transformational Technology

  • Designed for specific applications and parts. Each system is designed based on part specification
  • Ideal for full production environment
  • Ideal for mass production of both small and large objects. Build space is 3 meters by 1.5 meters
  • Uses a multi-kilowatt fiber laser and a sealed, magnetic Direct Drive motion system
  • Each application-specific system is built to meet or exceed a precise part requirement and metal specification.

3D Metal Printing Systems

  • Broad applications: can create a variety of complex and simple objects
  • Ideal for prototyping: shrinks cycle times and reduces development costs
  • Limited physically to small objects. Build space is 250 mm x 250 mm
  • Typically use a fixed fiber laser and a Galvo scan head
  • Unable to consistently create complex parts in a production environment which satisfy the tolerances accepted by most quality assurance programs

For more information regarding 3D printing applications and industries, click here.

Bulk-To-Shape technology is available immediately for application development. Contact Fonon for additional details.

For immediate assistance with your project,  call 844.44.LASER.

Fiber Laser Facts

  • Superior reliability and beam quality
  • Greater output powers
  • High electrical efficiency
  • Lower maintenance
  • Smaller footprint and size

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