Application of metal 3D printer in the world
A 3D printer is being used as an apparatus which can immediately realize ideas when thinking about making something. In recent years, not only the application in the development of the trial manufacture but also the application to the actual mass production are seen in the industrial field.
The degree of attention to the 3D printer used in such manufacturing industry, and the model corresponding to the metal material is increasing in Japan and abroad. For example, General Electric (GE) is utilized for mass production of fuel nozzle of jet engine, and it has various effects such as reduction of number of parts by integral molding, improvement of toughness, and cost reduction.
It is Merritt's Metal 3D printer, but the problem is expensive. A lot of metal 3D printers for mass production are more expensive than 100 million yen.
If the price is high and it does not spread, does not it be possible to use the advanced technology to provide a cheap 3D metal printer? It was Nikon, a Japanese manufacturer of optical machinery manufacturers. The semiconductor, which has evolved in accordance with Moore's law, has entered into the world where it is now required to form several nanowires of several nanometers. Nikon has been working on equipment (exposure equipment) to manufacture mass production products that utilize such advanced and most fine circuits for a long time. By developing such know-how, it is possible to reduce the introduction hurdles for a metal 3D printer. In April 2019, I succeeded in releasing the light processing machine "lasermeister 100A".