LaserCusing is a very interesting combination of Rapid Tooling and traditional production methods. With LaserCusing, special component geometries are produced by either melting onto or remelting single-component powder media: e. g. steel powder 1.2343, which gives all your components the mechanical characteristics of the original material (long-lasting, etc.).
In this case, the aim is not to produce nearly-finished contours, which can be mounted as tools without requiring additional work, but to generate the possibility of optimizing the cooling of the component. The so-called 3D cooling could not be produced by using conventional technology such as drilling and eroding.
Generated directly from CAD data, the metal powder is melted onto the surface layer by layer, thus achieving a density of 100%.
After the cusing process as such, the component is finished using HSC milling or erosion, so that the production tolerances of the classical tool production are achieved. Furthermore, the tool parts can be tempered to achieve the required hardness of generally speaking 48 - 50 HRC.
The production of 'hybrid tools' often helps achieve an optimal cost/benefit ratio. In that case, the tool is produced using ‘traditional’ methods to then be combined with ‘cused’ components.
LaserCusing has revolutionized the production of tools. It is possible to precisely cool the ‘hot spots’, which are usually hard to reach, thus not only reducing the cycle times but also increasing dimensional accuracy.Here an overview of other advantages:
- shorter cycle times
- designed for optimal cooling, also in areas where a traditional cooling is impossible
- a higher quality of the components by avoiding thermic deformation
- tool steel cores, which are resistant to wear
Please contact us anytime. It would be our pleasure to evaluate your item data or even your existing tools. A reduction of cooling times by 30% is very common.also: Laser Cusing Video