Unique products thanks to laser texturing

With the innovative LASERTEC Shape technology, DMG MORI has set new standards in the mould making sector. The laser texturing of geometrically defined surface structures is more environmentally friendly than conventional etching and provides significant design freedom with at the same time highest reproducibility. Furthermore, the surface properties can be influenced in this procedure in a targeted way. Tool and mould makers benefit from this in almost all industries, where products also set themselves apart from the competition with individually designed surfaces: Fittings in the automotive industry, mobile phone cases, jewellery or drinks bottles. The LASERTEC Shape series from DMG MORI provides suitable production solutions: With the LASERTEC 45 Shape, the LASERTEC 75 Shape as well as the large models LASERTEC 125 Shape and LASERTEC 210 Shape, the machine tool manufacturer covers practically all component sizes.

With a footprint of < 8 m², the LASERTEC 75 Shape is the ideal complement even in tightest production environments.

The introduction of the LASERTEC Shape technology was a big step for tool and mould makers. Particularly in automotive engineering, there has since been a future-oriented alternative to conventional etching. Other industries benefit from the significantly higher precision compared to conventional milling. Blow moulds for PET bottles, or for example watch faces in the watch-making industry can be equipped with finest structures, but also lettering and engravings. “Laser texturing provides almost limitless possibilities for the design of technical surfaces with absolute reproducibility”, Benjamin Krummenauer, Product Manager Shape at SAUER Gmbh – a subsidiary of the DMG MORI Group – explains with regard to the large benefit of machining with LASERTEC Shape machines.

With the innovative LASERTEC Shape technology, DMG MORI has set new standards in the mould making sector – representation of a glove compartment cover with combined honeycomb/leather structure

LASERTEC 75 Shape: state-of-the-art laser and future-oriented software

DMG MORI is prepared for this development and has only recently integrated the compact LASERTEC 75 Shape in its portfolio for laser texturing, which is already fully equipped for Industrie 4.0. With a footprint of < 8 m², it is the ideal complement even in tightest production environments. Its ergonomic design with a door opening of 1,310 mm provides perfect access to the generously dimensioned work area. Workpieces weighing up to 600 kg (with the optional tandem drive up to 1,000 kg) with diameters of max. ø 840 mm and heights of 520 mm find sufficient space here. The traverse paths are 750 mm x 650 mm x 560 mm in the X, Y and Z axes.

The core elements of the LASERTEC 75 Shape are the powerfully pulsed 100 W fibre laser and the 3D processing optics. These are responsible for the material removal by 3D laser in layers and, in combination with the NC swivel rotary table, provide contour-parallel laser shaping. This enables fast and smooth laser texturing also for 3D free-forms.

When it comes to the control system, DMG MORI relies on a SIEMENS 840 D solutionline for the LASERTEC 75 Shape. Combined with CELOS, the machine can also be optimally integrated into the company organisation. User-friendly and application-related LASERSOFT software features ensure simple and productive operation of the LASERTEC 75 Shape.

Highlights:

  • monoBLOCK® design – Highly compact, highly stable monoBLOCK® design on < 8 m²
  • 5-axis version – Integrated NC swivel rotary table (workpieces up to ø 840 mm & 520 mm
  • Top dynamics – Top dynamics with Direct Drive technology
  • Top performance – Latest hardware and software integrated
  • Laser only – Pure 5-axis laser machine with integrated laser head in the headstock
  • State-of-the-art – SIEMENS 840 D solutionline with LASERSOFT 3D software features

Source:DMG MORI

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