rp+m to expand its metal Additive Manufacturing options and enhance research & development capabilities

August 18, 2016

rp+m, a service provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services based in Avon Lake, Ohio, USA, has selected Concept Laser’s M2 cusing metal additive machine to strengthen its research and development competencies. The M2 cusing will allow rp+m to develop innovative applications for its clients, due to the open architecture which enables alloy development and parameter editing.

rp+m has extensive experience in developing applications, materials and processes for printing in metals, plastics and ceramic materials. The company was also the first to successfully manufacture collimators for medical device imaging using printed tungsten.

“rp+m is always seeking ways to be more innovative and capitalize on a first-mover opportunity. By incorporating LaserCUSING® technology, or metal 3D printing by Concept Laser, we will be able to offer more in-depth capabilities for prototype and production applications,” stated rp+m President and CTO, Dr Tracy Albers.

“Our job is to find the right solution for our clients – and in many cases, that solution doesn’t yet exist. We need the ability to print with both reactive and non-reactive materials, develop proprietary alloys, and adjust parameters to produce the most efficient and effective parts for our customer base. The Concept Laser technology exceeds our expectations in every area,” added Albers.

The M2 cusing is available with a single laser of 200W or dual laser of 400W and is capable of printing with reactive and non-reactive material. It is known for its safety measures, through its closed-loop material handling system and patented filter- change with water passivation, both of which minimise the operator’s contact with reactive powders.

“We are very pleased that rp+m has chosen Concept Laser as their primary partner for metal 3D printing and have no doubts that they will deliver exciting, innovative applications to their customers,” stated John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser Inc.

www.rpplusm.com.

www.conceptlaserinc.com

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