Northern Ireland 3D printing growth

Belfast-based 3D printing company Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE) has installed a 3D printer to meet increasing demand for metal sintering parts.

“For metal 3D printing customers, this means quicker throughput, shorter lead times, and larger production capabilities,” the company said. The EOS additive manufacturing machine can process stainless steel, aluminum and titanium.

“It’s been a staple of our service to medical, aerospace and autosport clients,” said engineering director Patrick Walls. “We’re frequently being asked to print high-complexity, production-grade parts, which clients want to be perfectly repeatable.”

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

The company has also set up a new website featuring process/material comparison tables, whitepapers, and industry information.