3D METAL PRINTING
The CREATOR is the first affordable 3D metal printing machine,
specifically designed for small and medium businesses.
A full AM solution comprising a wireless control and
an award winning CAD/CAM system.
with powder deposition
Laser deposition welding with powder additives is the modern solution
for build-up and processing of large, multilayer areas.
Laser welding is well established in the industry as a high-quality, efficient, and economic process for joining of plates, plastic components, jewelry, or even construction parts.
The essential processes are laser deep welding, heat conduction welding, and penetration welding for plastics.
Laser welding is used preferably for the joining of components with little allowable thermal load. The high welding speed with this welding process creates a very slender seam geometry with a large depth-width ratio. When the components to be joined are positioned with a minimum joint gap, the use of filler materials like wire can be waived for the welding process.
Practical experience has shown that a joint gap of max. 20 % of the laser spot diameter can be welded without problems.
If the components can initially be tacked by spot-welding and then are welded tight with a laser weld, elaborate devices are often not required for laser welding. This ensures that even small batch sizes can be processed cost-effectively by laser welding.
Depending on the intensity of the laser radiation, laser welding is essentially divided into the following processes.
Heat conduction welding
Depending on the application, laser welding can be divided into
Additive laser processing, wear protection, and repair processes are nowadays essential and are used mostly when expensive, large components cannot be replacer cost-efficiently, for example
Laser deposition welding or laser coating uses a laser to deposit material on a base material, where the hardness and the properties of the deposited material correspond exactly to the original state of the component. Here, use of a laser allows very precise work in comparison to conventional deposition welding with minimal heat input and maximal absence of load.
Depending on the material to be deposited, the welding processes are categorised as follows.
Laser deposition welding with wire
Laser deposition welding with filler wire is used widely in the industry and can be done manually or automatically. Whether it is correction of production faults, design changes, or repair of defects: The laser beam welds the filler wire with point accuracy to the workpiece and permits area deposition. With a wire diameter of 0.1 to 0.8 mm as a rule, deposition can be performed manually or automatically by CNC and wire feeder. In special cases, filler wire with a thickness of 1.0 mm and 1.2 mm can also be used. However, this is rather an exception.
The filler wire is melted completely, while the base material is melted for 0.3 to 0.5 mm and combines solidly with the added material. The small dilution results in a very small heat-affected zone of a few tenths of a millimeter.
Deposition welding with powder
In the case of laser deposition welding with powder, the powder is fed automatically to the processing point, it is applied in layers, and it is melted to the base material without any cracks. The traces here are applied with CNC control, allowing high reproducibility and making it possible to deposit even larger quantities quickly. The new material layer created in this way can be processed further after cooling. A multitude of powder types is available for powder deposition welding. Material combinations or alloys serve for building-up or repair, creation of plating, wear protection layers, or corrosion protection, and they can be adapted to the mechanical and tribological requirements.
In the case of powder deposition welding, the coating strategy plays a special role, so that the systems are generally programmed offline and are then transferred to the CNC control. Powder application is performed by a co-axial or off-axis powder nozzle that is combined with the laser optics in a laser processing head. Lasers with a few hundred Watt up to several kW are used, allowing deposition rated up to 10000 mm3/h.
Laser deposition welding with powder is used especially in sectors like toolmaking and mold building, in aviation and astronautics, or automobile manufacture, and it is used for
The EVO CUBE is a highly flexible workstation that combines state-of-the-art laser technology and multiple high-quality laser processes in a single laser class 1 system. Thus the system can be integrated with Diodeline and CW laser sources and various processing heads.
The flexibility of the system offers a multitude of application possibilities, which comes from the ability to utilize it as a welding system or for automated Direct Metal Deposition tasks. This is where the innovation behind the CUBE reveals its full potential for applications of laser cladding that require cost-effective and high-quality laser processing of small to medium-sized components.
The EVO CUBE laser system can be equipped with the following laser sources:
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the EVO CUBE on the detailed product page.
The EVO MOBILE laser system is quickly ready for operation and extremely precise. In addition to high, practical-based operational comfort, it offers CNC processing functions for laser welding and laser deposition welding and thus meets the increasing demands of mobile service providers or in tool and mold building, but also other sectors like aeronautics, mechanical engineering, or sensor manufacture can profit from the outstanding properties of EVO MOBILE.
The EVO MOBILE laser system can be equipped with the following laser sources:
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the EVO MOBILE on the detailed product page.
Constructive use for laser welding and laser deposition welding: The HTS MOBILE laser system proves itself extremely strong, robust, and adaptable in practice, and it combines flexibility with stability in repair of small precision parts, for example for the aeronautical industry, as well as for large injection molds used for example in the manufacture of bumpers.
The laser autofocus system serves for fully automatic distance control and focusing of any welding surface and facilitates processing of 3D surfaces.
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the HTS MOBILE on the detailed product page.
The LRS EVO is a laser system satisfying the diverse requirements of tool and mold manufacture, machine building, or other fields where weld joints of high strength, precision, and free of deformation are required.
Intuitive in handling – quick and efficient in implementation. This system meet any requirement for processing of small to medium-sized molds. An extensive range of accessories, for simple as well as for complex laser welding tasks, expand the possibilities for laser welding and laser deposition welding.
The LRS EVO operates in nearly every sector:
The LRS EVO laser system can be equipped with the following laser sources:
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the LRS EVO on the detailed product page.
The PORTAL processing system combines precision with high processing speed and reliability. Lettering, engraving, marking, laser cutting, or welding: The PORTAL offers a wide scope of functions while at the same time offering intuitive operation through the marking and engraving software APP SUITE developed especially for it.
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the PORTAL on the detailed product page.
The robot-controlled laser system ROBOLASER offers a total of six different processing types with a single laser system. Whether it is laser welding, laser deposition welding, laser cutting, laser hardening, laser remelting, or laser cleaning: Different processing heads that can be exchanged in a few minutes are available to the ROBOLASER for these applications, thus avoiding long retooling times.
With a laser power of a few 100 W up to several kW, the ROBOLASER can be adapted individually to any application and any budget.
Here, the applications can be programmed easily offline on the computer. Various laser applications filed in the software are available as strategies that can be applied to the components and can be adapted when required. Required information like 2D or 3D data can be integrated into the system via interfaces.
You can find further information concerning the specifications, the application fields, and the accessories of the ROBOLASER on the detailed product page.
In recent years, hardly any other invention has set newer and better standards in industrial material processing than laser technology. By now, applications using laser technology have established themselves in nearly all industry branches as the standard for high-value, efficient, and economical processes, and they have become indispensable for professional manufacturing processes. Industrial lasers have assumed their place as the professional tools of choice in many areas, and there is no sign that this will be coming to an end any time soon.
When it comes to the automotive industry, jewelry creation, electrotechnology, the plastics industry, the aviation industry, mechanical engineering, medical technology, tool and mold making, or dentistry, all of these sectors, as well as others, have one thing in common: They use the many advantages of laser welding and laser systems as a means of producing highly developed finishing techniques for precise work. Advancing laser technologies mean that we will be dependent upon these lasers for the foreseeable future.
Since 1997, OR Laser has acted determinedly to become one of the leading manufacturers of laser machines and professional laser equipment in Germany. Whether for regional enterprises or global players, manual or mobile lasers, marking lasers, or process-controlled CNC laser systems, OR Laser develops new laser technologies and laser systems perfectly tailored to the applications of industry.
No matter whether you need laser welding, laser cladding, laser engraving, laser cutting, or laser marking, OR Laser offers you a wide spectrum of industrial laser systems with functions best tailored to your individual requirements. Our tools use the latest laser technology so that you know that you are always getting the best results from our equipment.
Our catalog of laser machines for sale has been designed to help our customers find exactly what they are looking for. In addition, we have a customer service staff that is well-versed in laser technologies and these laser machines and systems, and we can answer your questions and help you pick the best equipment for your manufacturing and other custom needs. Contact us today to learn more.