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In 2008, after more than 10 years’ experience in metal sintering, INITIAL-PRODWAYS acquired a new generation of additive manufacturing, known as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS®), to produce metal parts or mold cavities. Perfect for made-to-order manufacturing or a series of complex parts, direct metal laser sintering is a key benefit when looking to conquer new markets. Using 3D files, your model is reproduced by stacking layers of metal powder sintered under the action of a laser. These layers can be up to 20-microns in depth, providing a highly detailed resolution. We have one of the highest production capacities in Europe for improved reactivity. Through the use of nitrogen and argon-based technologies, all types of material can be used.
CAD and file preparation software: MAGICS
Our production facility:
2 Eosint M270 machines Nitrogen operated – 250 x 250 x 215 mm
1 Eosint M270 Xtended machine Argon operated – 250 x 250 x 215 mm
1 Eosint M280 Dual Mode 200 Watts machine Nitrogen + Argon operated – 250 x 250 x 325 mm
1 Eosint M280 Dual Mode 400 Watts machine Nitrogen + Argon operated- 250 x 250 x 325 mm
1 Eosint M290 Dual Mode 400 Watts machine Nitrogen + Argon operated- 250 x 250 x 325 mm
2 IPCM to ensure continual powder quality and control the grain size
Machining workshop for finishing: wire cutting, CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, grinding machines, polishers, microbead blasters, heat treatment furnace.
Once launched, the machines continually produce without physical supervision, 24/7.
The parts produced have a density of nearly 100%.
Possible post-processes: polishing, machining, welding, heat treatment, surface treatment, etc.
An essential alternative to standard machining and casting procedures for the geometry of complex parts
ISO 9001 Certification
Expertise for topological optimization and design
Manufacture of delicate and complex parts
Manufacture of geometries which cannot be machined (e.g.: control, transfer of fluids)
Made-to-order parts and small series
“Made-to-fit” or custom procedure, notably in medical or dentistry fields
Choice of high performance alloys with technical implementation
Technology with high added value enabling cost reductions
Important machine park (5 systems) and multiple available powders
3,000 parts produced in 2014