Faustson Tool expands manufacturing offerings with Concept Laser’s M2 cusing Multilaser metal Additive Manufacturing system

June 5, 2015

Concept Laser has announced the installation of a M2 cusing Multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colorado, USA. The high precision machine shop specialises in the aerospace, aeronautics, defence, energy, medical and semiconductor industries.

“From our inception, Faustson Tool has committed to being a pioneer in the industry by utilising new leap-frog technology and pushing the bounds of a traditional machine shop,” stated Alicia Svaldi, President, Faustson Tool. “While conducting our in-depth research on additive manufacturing processes available on the market, the LaserCUSING® technology from Concept Laser was the best fit.”

“Staying at the forefront of technology is critical, not only to stay competitive, but to provide our customers with the best manufacturing solutions available on the market. Concept Laser’s M2 cusing Multilaser system with 2 x 400 W lasers provides another depth to our manufacturing services,” stated Heidi Hostetter, Vice President, Faustson Tool.

“There is a tremendous emphasis on UAV and defence in Colorado,” continued Hostetter. “As new technologies, such as metal Additive Manufacturing came on to the market, our customers began requesting services that could only be produced on an Additive Manufacturing system. The technology we found from Concept Laser was stronger then other metal Additive Manufacturing technology available, offered flexible parameters, and fit into our current process seamlessly. The multilaser technology offers throughput similar to higher-powered systems (e.g. 1kW), while maintaining the high-precision and superior finish available with lower power settings.”

Concept Laser introduced the redesign of the M2 cusing with multilaser option at the end of 2014. With a new look and fully integrated structure, the M2 is equipped with a new filter design and increased surface area of 20 m2. The M2 cusing Multilaser is available with 2 x 200 W lasers, or alternatively with 2 x 400 W lasers, and makes use of Concept Laser’s improved segmented exposure strategy for laser melting of metals.

The dual-laser configuration increases the machine’s throughput by up to 1.8 times over that of its single-laser counterpart. The increase is dependent on the geometry of the corresponding component. These solutions with multilaser technology are interesting to digital service centres with a tendency to industrial mass production.

www.concept-laser.de  


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