Aerospace: Powder-Bed-Based Laser Melting with Metals (LaserCUSING®)

Additive Manufacturing

LaserCUSING from Concept Laser in satellite technology. The industrial revolution of 3D metal printing is pointing the way to a change in manufacturing strategies. mm; z: 391 mm3 – excluding height of build plate) produced on an X line 1000R from Concept Laser.

Orbex Builds World’s Largest Single-Piece Rocket Engine 3D Printed on the SLM®800 Selective Laser Melting Machine

Additive Manufacturing

Pankiewicz ensured a powder removal strategy was incorporated into the build with purpose driven delivery channels to be certain as much powder was removed from the build as possible while reducing material loss. Members of our team helped invent the selective laser melting technology!

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3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend. View the entire article via our website.

SLM Solutions and Identify3D Cooperate to Develop End-to-End Integrity for Additive Manufacturing in the Digital Supply Chain

Additive Manufacturing

As SLM Solutions looks to the future of metal AM and many of its customers focus on production with selective laser melting machines, the integration of Identify3D will provide a solution for data protection and licensing from design to manufacturing.

SLM Solutions Moves to New Headquarters to Prepare for Further Growth

Additive Manufacturing

As a result, the company now has a more modern site with 25,000 m² on 70,000 m² of property area, providing space for future expansion as part of the company’s overall growth strategy. Lübeck, August 17, 2018.

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The Barnes Group Advisors and SLM Solutions Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Additive Manufacturing

By partnering our machine expertise with the industry leaders at The Barnes Group Advisors, we are able to lower the barrier to entry and shorten the learning curve for success with selective laser melting for our customers.”

Da Vinci Code 2.0: How 3D Printing And Digital Technologies Are Altering The Face Of Aircraft Engine Manufacturing In Italy

Additive Manufacturing

Cameri is a key piece of GE’s additive manufacturing business strategy. There are facilities in Germany and Sweden, where GE Aviation acquired majority stakes in the 3D-printing machine makers Concept Laser and Arcam last fall. By Tomas Kellner and Yari Bovalino | GE Reports.

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3D Metal Printing Improves Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Additive Manufacturing

By Concept Laser GmbH. This is based on the LaserCUSING process from Concept Laser , whose M2 cusing machine is used at Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik. We purchased our first AM machine from Concept Laser in 2013. Manufacture of laser-melted individual implants.

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QuesTek Wins Six SBIR/STTR Awards to Optimize Legacy Alloys and Design New Alloys Tailored for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The alloys that QuesTek designed in the Phase I program cover a range of strategies for enhanced performance including increased strength, temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and resistance to hot tearing.

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Material advances in metal 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

Recently, it used LaserCUSING systems from Concept Laser to make metal QTD insert drill bits. But additive manufacture from metal powder and laser-melting systems makes entirely new design approaches possible. The build rates of the 400 W lasers are between 6 and 18 cm³/h.

More additive manufacturing systems for production

Leslie's Blog

Stability is achieved through the machine design in combination with a continuous calibration strategy. The machine will be a powder bed system with a laser (up to 4 lasers are possible) and the powder management capability to enable it to operate for 72 hours unmanned.

New in Metal 3D Printing: Copper


At Stratasys Direct, we utilize Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) , a type of Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) technology. Additionally, microchannel and jet impingement strategies can be optimized using AM for microelectronic device cooling.

Misconceptions of Metal Additive Manufacturing – Multiple Lasers


When talking to customers about our metal 3D printers, they often say to me, “ Their printer has more lasers than yours. More the lasers, faster will be the melting of powder and so the print job will complete faster. Let’s take an example of a quad laser system.

Concept Laser to Present Unmissable Innovations at Euromold 2014

Additive Manufacturing

Concept Laser has announced a whole bunch of product developments. Oliver Edelmann, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing at Concept Laser: “An optimized exposure strategy improves both the level of quality and the build rate.” About Concept Laser.

Concept Laser-Creative Geometry Solutions for Spinal Column Reconstruction

Additive Manufacturing

Its melting temperature is 335°C. Modern, laser-melted spine cages. The LaserCUSING additive laser melting method combines the strengths – and eliminates the weaknesses – of traditional titanium or PEEK components for spine cage applications. Concept Laser GmbH.

Concept Laser Presents the New M2 Cusing System Featuring Numerous Innovations and a Modern Machine Design

Additive Manufacturing

Multilaser technology, improved 3D process monitoringand segmented exposure strategy for the laser melting of metals. Fresh ideas for 2015 from the pioneer of laser melting. Concept Laser is comprehensively upgrading its models in order to improve performance.

Concept Laser Shows the “AM Factory of Tomorrow”

Additive Manufacturing

For the formnext powered by TCT from 11/17 – 11/20/2015in Frankfurt, Concept Laser is announcing a special trade fair presentation (Hall 3.1 Frank Herzog, founder and CEO & President of Concept Laser: “Now, users are focusing on digital networking and automation.”

Frank Herzog, Founder of Concept Laser, Wins 2015 Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

“European CEO” recognizes Concept Laser’s extraordinary growth. Award for Best CEO in the Additive Manufacturing Industry 2015 (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). ” (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). Concept Laser GmbH.

Concept Laser Achieves Highest Sales and New Orders in the Company’s History

Additive Manufacturing

Lichtenfels (Germany), 3/14/2016: Concept Laser remains on a successful track. By the end of 2015, more than 550 laser melting machines had been installed by Concept Laser around the world. The X line 2000R is also equipped with 2 x 1,000 watt lasers.

ConceptLaser-Digitization in Dental Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Increasingly, however, laser-melted implants, abutments, crowns and bridges are being used in the dentistry field. The company uses conventional denture production methods like 3-axis DSC milling machines and, since 2005, CAD/CAM techniques such as laser melting of metals.

Mapal Relies on Additive Manufacturing for QTD-Series Insert Drills

Additive Manufacturing

Lichtenfels, Germany, July 20, 2015 – The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history. In this pioneering role, Mapal now relies on additive tool solutions with LaserCUSING systems by Concept Laser. Why Concept Laser?

Mlab cusing R from Concept Laser 3D Prints New Beak For Wild Bird In Brazil

Additive Manufacturing

The beak was then laser melted at the Renato Archer Technology and Information Center (CTI). Gigi’s artificial beak was created using a Mlab csuing R from Concept Laser , with which especially delicate parts with high surface quality can be manufactured. Concept Laser GmbH.

Concept Laser's new metal laser melting system M2 cusing at Euromold


Concept Laser, a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, presented its new M2 cusing system featuring a modern design and numerous innovations, as well as two new certified materials at Euromold 2014. Specifically, concept laser has focused on improving their process, particularly in the segmented exposure strategy, and on a ground-breaking quality assurance module QMmeltpool 3D.

Concept Laser Founder and CEO Frank Herzog Named Finalist of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German Future Prize) 2015

Additive Manufacturing

His inclusion in the “circle of the best” is another milestone in the anniversary year of Concept Laser GmbH. Frank Herzog is regarded as a pioneer in the field of powder bed-based laser melting. ” (Image source: Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany).

Concept Laser: Additive Manufacturing with a Digital Process Chain in the Blok Group

Additive Manufacturing

The Blok Group relies on maximum build envelope for laser melting of metals. Investment in two laser melting systems from Concept Laser for a wide range of 3D printing components. Image source: Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). Concept Laser GmbH.

Concept Laser – “AM Factory of Tomorrow” Opens Up a Great Deal of Potential with Modular Machine Configurations

Additive Manufacturing

Lichtenfels (Germany), November 17, 2015 - At formnext powered by TCT from 11.17 – 11.20.2015 in Frankfurt, Concept Laser presented a new machine and plant architecture. This is a real first which shows that the vision has already become firmly integrated in the company’s strategy.

Six Essential Tools for SOLIDWORKS Users Working with Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

The popular technologies for additive manufacturing include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

The New Freedom of LaserCUSING: New Software Tool CL WRX Parameter Permits Open Processing of All Parameter Settings

Additive Manufacturing

Lichtenfels (Germany), October 19, 2016: 3D metal printing users are accessing process parameters that have been validated on the material side with LaserCUSING machines from Concept Laser. Photo courtesy of Concept Laser). Photo courtesy of Concept Laser). Concept Laser GmbH.

Key Considerations for Weighing the Purchase of a 3D Printer

3D Printing Review

Whether a company has a pressing need for 3D printing or not, it has become an increasingly common Chief Officer mandate to “take stock of what 3D printing is, how it can impact our company, and come up with a strategy of what to do about it.”

Concept Laser Outperforms the Market – Sales Rise by 75%

Additive Manufacturing

Mechanical and plant engineering specialist Concept Laser sees above-average growth in 2014. “3D Additive manufacturing has long been no secret among experts – it has become a strategic industrial production strategy. All image sources: Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany.

Pitt Engineers Receive $503,000 NSF Grant to Study How Aluminum Alloy Microstructures Form in Real Time

Additive Manufacturing

The proposal, “In-situ transmission electron microscopy of microstructure formation during laser irradiation induced irreversible transformations in metals and alloys” was awarded a three-year, $503,435 grant from the NSF Division of Materials Research.

Redesigning Medical Instruments Using 3D Metal Printing

Additive Manufacturing

By Concept Laser. The component itself is printed by ES Technology on an Mlab cusing from Concept Laser in the space of three to four hours. Sutrue relies on machine technology from Concept Laser. The following interview is courtesy of Concept Laser-. C oncept Laser GmbH.

Siemens Strengthens Footprint in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Acquisition of Materials Solutions in UK continues Siemens strategy for digitalization in manufacturing. Materials Solutions in Worcester is a pioneer in the use of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology for the manufacture of high-performance metal parts.

Rapid.Tech 2015: An Industry-Specific Approach for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Involving Automotive, Aerospace, Dentistry, Medical Technology and Toolmaking

Additive Manufacturing

Frank Cooper (Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, GB) will focus on the direct metal laser melting (DMLM) of precious metals. Arcam AB is a pioneer in the field of electron beam melting. Image courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH).

Concept Laser GmbH-A World First: Additively Manufactured Titanium Components Now Onboard the Airbus A350 XWB

Additive Manufacturing

6, 2014: Laser melting with metals is increasingly gaining in importance in aircraft manufacturing. The arguments for the laser melting of metals in aircraft construction are geometric freedom and weight reduction. Claus Emmelmann, CEO, Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH, Hamburg.

Concept Laser and RSC Engineering GmbH Announce a Strategic Partnership for Engineering of Laser-Fused Components

Additive Manufacturing

Partnership Between Concept Laser and RSC Engineering for Additive Design. Lichtenfels, December 8, 2014: Concept Laser and RSC Engineering GmbH (Cologne, Germany) have announced a strategic partnership for engineering of laser-fused components. Concept Laser GmbH.

Airbus Defence and Space Optimising Components Using 3D Printing for New Eurostar E3000 Satellite Platforms

Additive Manufacturing

It is a single piece laser melted part weighing 35% less than the previous bracket which comprises four parts and 44 rivets. Aluminum additive layer manufactured (ALM) bracket saves weight and reduces manufacturing time.

Concept Laser Establishes USA Subsidiary

Additive Manufacturing

John Murray Named CEO of new Dallas office Concept Laser Inc. LICHTENFELS, Germany – November 18, 2014 – Concept Laser , a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, announced the establishment of its new USA subsidiary located in Dallas, Texas. Concept Laser Inc.

Concept Laser: NextGen Spaceframe Combines Light-Weight Construction and Flexibility

Additive Manufacturing

Technology example: Functionally integrated, bionically optimized lightweight vehicle structure manufactured flexibly with EDAG, BLM, LZN and Concept Laser. Laser-additive manufacturing has been linked to the profiling and bending and end processing of profiles by laser.

Faustson Tool Expands Manufacturing Offerings with Concept Laser’s M2 cusing Multilaser Metal Additive Manufacturing System

Additive Manufacturing

Grapevine, TX, April 2, 2015 – Concept Laser , the pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, announced the installation of the M2 cusing Multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colorado. times over that of its single-laser counterpart.

Oerlikon and Farsoon Technologies Establish Agreement to Accelerate Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in China

Additive Manufacturing

Oerlikon is a leading global technology and engineering Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.

Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) – Advantages of Wire AM vs. Powder AM

Additive Manufacturing

Most of the coverage has been built on powder-based feedstock systems with minimal comparison to melted wire as the supply material. The laser is traced along an X & Y plane across a powder bed of evenly spread material laid down by a leveler or roller on a build tray.