FKM Sintertechnik orders LaserCUSING systems from Concept Laser

February 17, 2016

Germany’s FKM Sintertechnik GmbH has announced expansion of its production facility in Biedenkopf and further investment in a number of metal Additive Manufacturing systems from Concept Laser. FKM has been a user of selective laser sintering (SLS) systems since 1994 and, according to the company, it is one of the largest providers of additively manufactured products in Europe.  

FKM-facility

FKM Sintertechnik GmbH based in Biedenkopf 

Adjacent to its existing 3000m2 site, a new 700m2 production hall is being built to meet the growing demand for additive products made of metal. FKM has ordered several machines from Concept Laser in the medium and large build-chamber range.

“The market is currently developing toward batch production of 3D metallic products. In addition to the classic small batches and prototypes, industrial production lot sizes with a distinctive serial character are appearing now as well. With the strategic expansion of our 3D printing capacity, we want to be able to respond to increasing demand in a very flexible way and also to get in on increasing product dimensions,” stated Harald Henkel, Managing Director of FKM Sintertechnik GmbH.

The FKM Sintertechnik facility already features the Mlab cusing and M2 cusing models from Concept Laser, as well as models from other suppliers. They were accompanied by a new M2 cusing Multilaser last winter, and as Harald Henkel explains, there’s more to come, “We have ordered another M2 cusing Multilaser for 2016. Build rates and the suitability of Multilaser technology for batch production fit very nicely with our business strategy, and we also want to be involved with very large build chambers. A new X line 2000R from Concept Laser featuring the world’s largest build envelope for powder-bed-based laser melting with metals will be delivered to us here in Biedenkopf in Q1 2016.”

FKM

Harald Henkel, Managing Director of FKM

Sintertechnik GmbH, and Oliver Edelmann, Vice

President Sales & Marketing at Concept Laser

GmbH, in front of the newly installed M2 cusing

Multilaser

The new M2 cusing Multilaser features a fully integrated design, which means that satellite solutions are no longer used for laser sources and filter technology. This closed solution is advantageous to the user thanks to the accessibility of system components and a reduced space requirement. The new M2 cusing also features a new filter concept with a filter surface five times greater in size, having increased from 4 m2 to 20 m2. The new filter module was designed with fixed piping and to be fully integrated into the system.

The new X line 2000R from Concept Laser features the world’s largest build envelope currently available at 800 x 400 x 500 mm3 (L x W x H) and boasts high build rates using Multilaser technology. The X line 2000R increases build volume in comparison to its predecessor model by nearly 27% from 126 L to 160 L and works with two 1,000-Watt lasers. This enables exposure of the build area from two positions simultaneously. The X line 2000R also has a rotating mechanism which allows two build modules to be used reciprocally, thus guaranteeing constant production with no downtimes.

 

www.fkm-lasersintering.de/en      www.concept-laser.de/en 

 

 

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