GE Additive Unveils First A.T.L.A.S. MachineNovember 15, 2017
GE Additive introduced this week the first BETA machine developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S (Additive Technology Large Area System) program at formnext17 in Frankfurt, Germany. The laser powder-bed fusion machine was developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to their own specific industry applications. A.T.L.A.S is GE Additive’s company-wide program to develop the next generation large additive machines. The machine is meter-class (1000mm) in at least two directions and is suited for industries requiring large complex metal parts, such as aviation, automotive, space and oil and gas industries, and builds on technology previously developed by GE, combined with Concept Laser’s expertise in laser additive machines. The first few BETA machines are currently being evaluated by a small group of customers and more are available for delivery in 2018.
Key features include:
- Build volume: 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.3M (x,y,z)
- Gantry-based architecture
- Advanced 1kW laser
- 3D scanner translates with laser
- Discrete dosing
- Optimal air flow over the print area
- Best-in-class feature resolution
- Process and machine health monitoring (enabled by Predix software – GE’s cloud-based operating system)
For more, visit www.ge.com/additive/.
See also: GE Additive
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