OR Laser, headquartered in Dieburg, Germany, has unveiled its new Orlas Creator direct metal Additive Manufacturing system on its booth at the formnext 2016 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, November 15-18. Developed and designed specifically for small and medium enterprises, the new system is said to be an affordable 3D metal printing machine providing a full solution comprising a wireless control and an award winning CAD/CAM system.
When the company first began researching direct metal Additive Manufacturing more than three years ago, it stated that the main focus quickly became to make the technology capabilities more accessible. Considerable market research demonstrated that metal AM had tremendous potential for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the jewellery, dentistry, and medical sectors as well as for smaller engineering firms and laboratories.
This is precisely the type of organisation that OR Laser had in mind when developing the Orlas Creator and the ecosystem around it, the company added. The Orlas Creator is a contained hardware system, the build platform is original in design and functionality with an innovative blade design that ensures smooth operation and increased build speeds that produce parts up to 30% faster.
The Orlas Creator utilises a cartridge materials handling system to ensure safe operation in smaller facilities. Filled cartridges can be supplied by OR Laser, but the company keenly recognises the need for an open material system and operates accordingly.
OR Laser has also worked hard on developing the right operating system for the Orlas Creator, with sophisticated software and interface developments. This means that no third party software is required to run the machine and eliminates additional costs of running.
The can be viewed at formnext, Hall 3.1, Booth E70.