X line 1000R

Concept Laser and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) have developed the X line 1000R for additive manufacturing of metals. The X line 1000R features the largest build envelope currently available on the market (630 x 400 x 500mm). It features a 1kW laser with optics developed by the ILT.

The X line 1000R was developed for tool-less manufacturing of large functional components and technical prototypes with identical material properties to series-production assemblies. The key component in the X line 1000R is a high-performance laser in the kilowatt range that enables significant productivity increases compared to other commercially available laser melting systems.

The X line 1000R is primarily intended for the automotive and aerospace industries and can work with a variety of materials such as aluminium and titanium. The increased possible construction speeds are highly desirable for industries - the X line 1000R can operate at up to 65cm³/h.

Due to patented quality management modules like QMcoating and QMmeltpool from Concept Laser, component quality remains completely intact despite the highly dynamic process.

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