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Laser Deposition Technology (LDT)

Laser Deposition Technology, Additive ManufacturingLaser Deposition Technology (LDT) is a process in which metal powder is injected into the focused beam of a high-power laser under tightly controlled atmospheric conditions. The focused laser beam melts the surface of the target material and generates a small molten pool of base material. Powder delivered into this same spot is absorbed into the melt pool, thus generating a deposit that may range from 0.005 to 0.040 in. thick and 0.040 to 0.160 in. wide. The resulting deposits may then be used to build or repair metal parts for a variety of different applications.

Laser Deposition Technology (LDT) is a blanket name that encompasses many "like" processes—direct metal deposition (DMD), laser additive manufacturing (LAM), laser metal deposition, and others—that use a focused laser beam as the heat source for depositing powdered metals.

For more information about Laser Deposition Technology,
visit our sister site for RPM Innnovations, www.RPM-Innovations.com.

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