Largest laser-powder AM machine
GE Additive's ATLAS machine will be able to print in a build envelop of one meter cubed (1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm).
GE Additive is creating the largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. The initial technology demonstrator machine is called ATLAS and is tailored for the aerospace industry. The machine will be able to print in a build envelop of one meter cubed (1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm). ATLAS is a laser/powder machine and will be ‘meter-class’ (1000mm) in at least two directions. The build geometry will be customizable and scalable for an individual customer’s project. Its feature resolution and build-rate speeds will equal or better today’s additive machines. It is also designed to be used with multiple materials, including non-reactive and reactive materials (such as aluminium and titanium). The technology demonstrator builds upon GE technology, combined with Concept Laser’s expertise in laser additive machines. Concept Laser currently has the largest laser-powder bed additive machine on the market with a build envelope of 800mm x 400mm x 500mm.