- Concept Laser to showcase its machine solutions for metal additive manufacturing at formnext powered by TCT 2015 in Frankfurt
Lichtenfels (Germany), February 25th, 2015 - Since the announcement in the change of venue for euromold (to Düsseldorf), the German exhibition landscape has been rapidly changing and offering various alternatives for a leading trade show in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). After careful consideration, Concept Laser recognizes the concept of formnext powered by TCT in Frankfurt as the best model to become the long-term international leading trade show for additive manufacturing.
“The AM industry is extremely dynamic and continues to grow. We, Concept Laser as the leading machine manufacturer in metal laser melting and the entire 3D printing industry, need a trade show to partner with which has the ability to keep pace with new developments in the industry. At this point, for us, the formnext powered by TCT exhibition has the highest potential to meet this goal,” said Frank Herzog, President and CEO, Concept Laser GmbH.
Concept Laser will showcase its machine solutions for metal additive manufacturing at formnext powered by TCT in Frankfurt, November 24 – 27, 2015.
Frank Herzog adds, “As a pioneer in metal laser melting, we are used to breaking new ground while sticking with tradition. Therefore, we are looking forward to meeting representatives of the entire industry at this new tradeshow at the tried and tested location.”
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Reference Keyword: LaserCUSING®
The LaserCUSING® process is used to create mechanically and thermally stable metallic components with high precision. Depending on the application, it can be used with stainless and tool steels, aluminum and titanium alloys, nickel-based superalloys, cobalt-chromium alloys or precious metals such as gold or silver alloys.
With LaserCUSING®, finely pulverized metal is fused using a high-energy fiber laser. After cooling, the material solidifies. Component contour is achieved by directing the laser beam with a mirror deflection unit (scanner). Construction takes place layer by layer (with each layer measuring 15-100 microns) by lowering the bottom surface of the construction space, then applying and fusing more powder.
Concept Laser systems stand out due to their stochastic control of the slice segments (also referred to as “islands”), which are processed successively. The patented process significantly reduces tension during the manufacture of very large components.
About Concept Laser
Concept Laser GmbH is an independent company based in Lichtenfels, Germany. Since its founding in 2000, it has been a leading innovator in the field of laser melting with the patented LaserCUSING® technology across many industries.
The term LaserCUSING®, a combination of the C from CONCEPT Laser and the word FUSING (to fully melt), describes the technology: the fusing process generates components layer by layer using 3D CAD data. The method allows the production of complex component geometries without tools to create parts that are difficult or even impossible to achieve through conventional manufacturing.
With the LaserCUSING® process, conformal cooling can be used to create tool inserts as well as direct components for the jewelry, medical, dental, automotive and aerospace industries. This applies to prototypes and series parts.
The company offers both standard systems and custom concepts for metal laser melting. With Concept Laser, full-service as an option means that customers can either purchase their own metal laser melting systems or rely directly on service and development services.
Laser machining systems from Concept Laser process powder materials made from stainless steel, hot work tool steels, cobalt-chromium alloy, nickel-base alloy as well as reactive powder materials such as aluminum and titanium alloys. Precious metals such as gold or silver alloys for jewelry making are also an option.
LaserCUSING® offers new perspectives in terms of cost and speed for efficient product development in industries such as:
- Medical and dental technology
- Aeronautics and space industry
- Tool and mold construction
- Automotive and racing
- Mechanical engineering
The systems reduce development time and costs substantially while offering much greater flexibility in product development.
The high quality standards, level of experience and successful track record of Concept Laser guarantee reliable and cost-effective solutions with proven performance in daily production, with a particular focus on unit cost reductions.