With the LASERTEC 30 SLM, DMG MORI has expanded its additive manufacturing portfolio to include ‘Powder Bed Processes’
With a majority shareholding of 50.1% in REALIZER GmbH from Borchen the DMG MORI Group has now strengthened its position in the field of additive manufacturing. DMG MORI already has extensive expertise in the field of laser deposition welding with powder nozzles (laser metal deposition) through SAUER GmbH..
With the new LASERTEC 30 SLM SAUER GmbH and DMG MORI are consolidating their position as the world’s first full-liner in additive manufacturing with both hybrid and selective laser melting machines.“Selective laser melting in a powder bed opens up completely new areas of application for our customers.That is why this is the perfect complement to our LASERTEC 3D machines in the field of advanced technologies,” said Christian Thönes, Chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI Aktiengesellschaft.
Sophisticated components in top quality
The LASERTEC 30 SLM is equipped with a powder bed that has a volume of 300 × 300 × 300 mm.With this method powder is applied in layers onto the work platform and melted by means of selective exposure.When the melting procedure is finished, the platform is lowered to the amount of the respective layer thickness and the procedure then repeated with a new layer of powder.The process enables the production of high-precision 3D components with layer thicknesses of 20 to 100 µm depending on the surface quality and build-up rate – and it does so with no great impact on the production costs.Even complex grid and honeycomb structures, which cannot be realised with other methods, can be produced in high quality in this way.
As SLM technology allows the use of different materials, its fields of application range from the automotive and aerospace to the dental and medical industries and on to include tool and mould making.Thanks to a low porosity (0.1 to 0.5 percent) the components made of aluminium, stainless steel alloys, titanium and Inconel excel through extremely good properties similar to those of the basic material.DMG MORI also offers application-specific fibre laser sources of 400 Watt to 1 Kilowatt.
The LASERTEC 30 SLM guarantees efficient and cost-effective production thanks to its low argon consumption of only 70 l/h and integrated powder conditioning that ensures optimum powder handling.Moreover, the exchangeable powder module means it takes less than two hours to change the powder.An end-to-end software solution with a uniform user interface from CAD-File (RDesigner) to process control (ROperator) simplifies operation of the LASERTEC 30 SLM.
In order to round off the SLM manufacturing process ideally DMG MORI also enables subsequent machining on its highly dynamic machining centres from the group portfolio.This guarantees maximum component accuracy and best surfaces.
With the new LASERTEC 30 SLM SAUER GmbH and DMG MORI are consolidating their position as the world’s first full-liner in additive manufacturing with both hybrid and selective laser melting machines.
The exchangeable powder module means it takes less than two hours to change the powder.
The LASERTEC 30 SLM is equipped with a powder bed that has a volume of 300 × 300 × 300 mm.
Article was Published in Dynamic Manufacturing India magazine