O.R. Lasertechnologie Combination of wire and metal powder speeds production
Germany – O.R. Lasertechnologie has developed a special machine which introduces a combination of laser deposition welding with metal powder and wire, as explained by Uri Resnik, manager marketing and sales.
This introduction allows a possible application in mould making, where the system known as LRS EVO Diode Line can be used for the economic armouring of tool inserts and slides, he said.
According to Resnik, compared with conventional systems, the machine can increase productivity by as much as tenfold. Two traversing Z-axes and a mobile resonator also increase flexibility. In short, every industry in which high-strength, precision and deformation-free welds are required, will benefit.
Operation of the LRS EVO Diode Line is intuitive, Resnik said. The software on which it is based is reportedly an in-house development and was implemented on all the exhibitor’s machines. The system can be used for small to medium-sized parts up to 200 kg.