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Optomec Showcases Production Systems for the Repair of Gas Turbine Engine Components at Asia-Pac’s Premier MRO Conference

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Optomec, a global leader in production-grade additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that the company will showcase its industry proven LENS and Huffman systems for 3D printed metal repair of gas and turbine engine components at the MRO Asia- Pac conference in Singapore this week. Highlighting its exhibition will be examples of Optomec-repaired turbine and compressor blade tips, vanes, and hard facing, as well as metal components produced by the industry’s first and only atmosphere-controlled LENS Hybrid System for additive and subtractive processing of metals (including titanium and aluminum). Optomec will be located in booth # 913.

In addition, to the exhibition, Mr. Scott Baylor, Optomec Laser Process Specialist, will give a presentation titled “Automated Laser Cladding for the Repair of High Value GTE Components – Increase Quality, Throughput and Lower MRO Costs” on Sept. 25 at 2 pm in Session 301. Mr. Baylor’s presentation will explain how Automated Laser Cladding (aka; Laser Welding, Directed Energy Deposition) is a production-proven, cost-effective process for repairing high value metal GTE components used in the Aviation and Electric Power Generation Industries. Local civilian aviation authorities in 15 countries have certified repairs of flight critical GTE components made with the Optomec/Huffman automated Laser Cladding process. With its integrated vision system for adapting the laser path for component variations, Automated Laser Cladding improves quality, increases throughput and reduces costs compared to other repair processes such as manual TIG welding. Mr. Baylor will present specific use cases, such as the repair of turbine and compressor blade tips, vanes, and hard facing, and will provide a cost/quality comparison of the laser cladding process to manual TIG welding.

The Aviation Week MRO Asia-Pacific Conference is the region’s premier event for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul. The event brings together influential members of the global and local aviation MRO industry to discuss the latest issues and concerns of operators and their service providers and suppliers. For more about the conference, click here.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of additive manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit

LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.