LPE expand metal 3D printing service

7 years after LPE added metal sintering to their 3D printing service, the Belfast firm have purchased another EOS M290, to handle increased demand for metal sintering parts which doubles LPE’s capacity on the machine.

For metal 3D printing customers, this means quicker throughput, shorter lead times, and larger production capabilities. There is also greater material choice for large metal parts, with the firm now running stainless steel on the machine, as well as their already available materials of aluminium and titanium.

After a run of R&D projects in metal 3D printing, in partnership with local firms and universities, LPE have collated a wealth of expertise with this particular machine.

“It’s been a staple of our service to medical, aerospace and autosport clients” says Engineering Director Patrick Walls. “We’re frequently being asked to print high-complexity, production-grade parts, which clients want to be perfectly repeatable. The M290 delivers exactly that.”

LPE’s metal sintering service also includes Hi Resolution DMLS, full testing equipment, first article inspections (FAIs) and certificates of conformity (COCs).