Euromold Review Multilaser technology increases build rates by up to 80%

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Germany - The centrepiece of Concept Laser's presentation in Frankfurt was without doubt the multilaser technology. According to the company, it is comprehensively upgrading its models in order to improve performance.

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Medical instrument made of 17-4 PH stainless steel: abrasion- and corrosion-resistant
Medical instrument made of 17-4 PH stainless steel: abrasion- and corrosion-resistant
(Source: Concept Laser)

In addition, the new M2 cusing features modern machine design and numerous innovations, was presented as a fully integrated laser melting system.

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"Our product range is now enhanced with multilaser technology and it directly affects the exposure time. Our experience has shown that build rates can be increased by up to 80%. That's a very pleasing result," said Dr. Florian Bechmann, head of development at Concept Laser.

The multilaser technology is initially being incorporated into the medium size segment. For instance, a multilaser version of the new M2 cusing – called the M2 cusing Multilaser – is available right now, the company said. It's available with 2 x 200 W lasers, or alternatively with 2 x 400 W lasers. What's more, Concept Laser has also signalled the arrival of multilaser technology in their largest machine, the X line 1000R.

Apart from this, two new certified materials were also presented in Frankfurt. Concept Laser's development centre has certified two new materials, both of which premiered in Frankfurt. For high-temperature applications, Inconel 625 is now available. This material is mainly intended for use in turbine construction where components are exposed to high thermal stress of up to 1000°C. The second material is the stainless steel, 17-4 PH. This material can be hardened and consequently made highly resistant to abrasion, wear and corrosion. These properties are said to be attractive for medical instruments (picuture).

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