Toolcraft, Georgensgmünd, Germany, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Premium Aerotec, Augsburg, Germany, to advance the rapid industrialisation of metal laser melting for use in aerospace applications and utilise toolcraft’s expertise in the supply of laser-melted parts.
Toolcraft has been manufacturing precision parts for Premium Aerotec for many years. Now the company also delivers laser-melted parts. “We are pleased to partner with Aerotec, a company interested in advancing development in the area of metal laser melting,” stated Christoph Hauck, Managing Director of toolcraft. As part of the cooperation, toolcraft’s additive production area will receive its own building.
At the same time, the company has also invested in an additional laser melting system, increasing the machine park to a total of five machines. The M2 multilaser features an innovative laser system with two 400 W lasers used to significantly increase output compared to previous models.
Metal laser melting opens up new possibilities for the production of efficient lightweight structures for the aerospace industry, the company added. As a partner for complete solutions, toolcraft offers expertise in the serial production of laser-melted parts. Toolcraft provides the entire process chain in-house, from design through to manufacturing and machine refinement and quality control.
Both partners in this cooperation want to use their skills and experience to advance the development of components made using the metal laser melting process. This includes both the manufacture and quality assurance of the powder as well as the production and post processing of parts. A further goal is to obtain the certification of additive processes for the aerospace industry.