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Laser Powder Bed Fusion for metal Additive Manufacturing

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) is what we use as our metal AM technology. LPBF uses a fibre laser to selectively melt fine metal powder in order to form the desired three-dimensional object. The laser beam passes through a system of lenses and is directed and positioned by two highly precise mirrors.

After a layer of powder is selectively melted, the build platform/part is lowered. Another layer of powder is spread across the part using a recoating mechanism and the laser melting process is repeated. This layer by layer process repeats itself until the final height of the part has been realised.

We have chosen laser powder bed fusion technology for its ability to create the highly dense, thin walled, complex features that are critical for the best performance in heat transfer.


Vertically Integrated Additive Manufacturing Facility


At Conflux, we provide our customers with an end-to-end manufacturing service through vertical integration and our validated supply chain.

Our team of experts take customers through from design concept, performance simulation, testing, and final manufacture. At our site outside Melbourne, Australia, we have multiple LPBF systems installed.

We are a platform agnostic company and will be adding more systems to our facility to enhance our manufacturing capabilities.

Laser Bed Powder Fusion for metal AM

LBPF is what we use as our metal AM technology. A layer by layer build process, LBPF uses a fibre laser to selectively melt fine metal powder in order to form the desired three-dimensional object. The laser beam passes through a system of lenses and is directed and positioned by two highly precise mirrors.

After a layer of powder is selectively melted, the build platform/part is lowered. Another layer of powder is spread across the part using a recoating mechanism and the laser melting process is repeated. This layer by layer process repeats itself until the final height of the part has been realised.

We have chosen LBPF technology for its ability to create the highly dense, thin walled, complex features that are critical for optimising the performance of AM heat exchangers. Whether you are moving into this area of manufacturing or accelerating your existing program, you’ll need extensive knowledge to leverage the full benefits of the technology – and we can help.

Our team have hands-on experience across a number of commercially available platforms, including our own vertically integrated facility in Geelong, Australia. Speak to our AM Project Specialists

Key benefits of our AM process know how:

  • Geometry specific build strategies that provide the best outcomes for our customers through increased performance and reduced part cost
  • Increased protection of Intellectual Property
  • Our in-depth knowledge provides the ability to perform rapid development cycles
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving with existing and new AM parts and processes.

Vertically Integrated Facility

At our site in Melbourne, we have a multiple LPBF systems installed. They all use fibre lasers to selectively melt metal powder into the shape of the designed part using a layer by layer build process. This high-end manufacturing platform enables us to leverage the full benefits of AM and produce high performance parts with the required structural integrity.

We are a platform agnostic company and will be adding more systems to our facility to enhance our manufacturing capabilities. At Conflux, we provide our customers with an end-to-end manufacturing service through vertical integration and our validated supply chain.

Our full suite of capabilities
In addition to AM, we are able to provide the following services to our customers:

  • Heat treatment
  • Surface treatment
  • Machining
  • High resolution CT scanning.
Speak to one of our am Specialists

Metal Materials for Heat Exchangers

To meet the needs of our wide requirements of customers, we work with a range of commercially available additive manufacturing materials in order to deliver high-end heat exchangers, including:

  • Aluminium alloys
  • Stainless steels
  • Monel K 500

Our R&D department is continually researching new and novel materials for various thermal applications.

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