OR LASER and Heraeus to Collaborate on Metal Materials Development for AM


Dieburg, Germany & Chicago, IL, USA; 5th May, 2017: OR LASER is excited to announce that the company has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Heraeus. The main remit of this agreement is for these two German companies to collaborate on the development of optimized metal powdered materials for additive manufacturing applications with the ORLAS CREATOR platform.

Headquartered in Hanau, Germany, Heraeus is a leading international, family-owned technology company with specific expertise in materials development. The company has built a solid reputation for developing powdered materials for additive manufacturing systems focusing on a cohesive approach that combines powder, process and printer. The new ORLAS CREATOR metal 3D printing platform from OR LASER, launched to great acclaim at Formnext 2016 last November, offers a new paradigm for the high quality, economic 3D printing of metal products and parts with a powder bed process that utilizes a high quality laser and a proprietary recoater blade that promises speeds up to 30% faster than comparable systems.

OR LASER is releasing the ORLAS CREATOR with an open source materials approach, meaning customers are not locked into any specific materials supplier. However, the company is also very aware of the issues that arise from processing metal AM powders and is keen to offer its customers options for optimal performance with the ORLAS CREATOR.

The collaboration agreement with Heraeus involves Heraeus obtaining an ORLAS CREATOR system, which the company will operate to fully test it with a wide range of its powdered materials. The aim is to qualify Heraeus powdered materials for the ORLAS CREATOR and subsequently develop specific 3D printing parameters and guidelines for its powders.

Following the launch of the ORLAS CREATOR, OR LASER is uniquely positioned as the only specialized laser company to offer clients a comprehensive additive manufacturing solution that incorporates in-house developed software, innovative hardware and remote process control with such a low price to high performance ratio. Now, the results of this collaboration with Heraeus, ensures that OR Laser is able to add further value for its wide ranging client base, across many different industrial sectors, and can meet their needs in terms of qualified, high quality materials.

The ORLAS CREATOR will be on show at the upcoming Rapid + TCT event in Pittsburg, USA; 8-11th, May 2017.

About Heraeus
Founded in 1851 Heraeus is a global innovative technology company focused on creating high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.

About O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbHProducer of Industrial Laser Systems Since founding O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH in September 1997, Yhushua Resnik and Uri Resnik have steadfastly pursued the goal of developing new applications for lasers in materials processing and innovative laser technologies for a wide range of customers in the metal- and plastics-processing industries.

The company’s comprehensive portfolio of products is the outcome of unceasing efforts to build on and apply many years of practical experience in the fields of laser welding and cladding.

Development and manufacture of laser equipment in Germany for companies that include Siemens, Bosch, Geberit, Freudenberg, and General Electric.

Solutions for the automotive and aerospace, mechanical engineering, electrical, medical, plastics, and tool- and mold making industries

Managing directors: Yhushua Resnik and Uri Resnik

Contact Data
O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH
Dieselstrasse 15
64807 Dieburg, Germany
Phone:  +49 (0) 6071-209 89 0 Fax: +49 (0) 6071-209 89 99
[email protected]

US Office
O.R. Lasertechnology Inc.
1420 Howard Street
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Source: O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH

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