Layered technologies are manufacturing technologies where, the product is built by adding material in layers. The layered construction of the product allows for greater freedom in the design and production of complex components, which is reflected in new conceptual solutions, greater functionality and lower weight of the product. Initially, the additive technologies were used primarily for the production of prototypes and unique products. With the development of the technology it is more often used for manufacturing polymer and metal end products.
The bachelor’s thesis presents the first stage in the production of a system for selective laser melting of metallic powder. The starting point for the design was the use of CO2 laser source for the process of melting of the metal powder. In the introduction a review of additive technologies is given, with emphasis on processes that use metal powder as the input material. Within the framework of the design of the system for the selective laser melting of metallic powder, the necessary components are selected and system is designed with respect to the properties of the selected components.
The designed system in dimensions (H, W, D) = (1.0,0.9,0.4) m enables tabletop installation and layered construction of parts with a volume of 120 x 120 x 140 mm.