Continental is interested in metal 3D printing

 Continental

Surely on some occasion you have heard of the German brand related to the automotive world Continental , closely related especially to the world of tire manufacturing. Today the company is in the news after reaching an agreement with Concept Laser, owned by General Electric, to install the equipment in its factory M2 cusing y M2 cusing Multilaser.

One of the peculiarities of these two metal 3D printing machines is that both are committed to using the technology of powder bed melting where a powerful laser is in charge of selectively and very precisely melting the part that we want to manufacture in a bed of metallic powder. Both printers stand out for their manufacturing volume of 250 x 250 x 280 mm, being able to work with one or two lasers of 200 W and 400 W of power.

Continental bets on the use of metal 3D printing proposed by the guys from Concept Laser.

Another of the most interesting points of both machines is found in their size, which stands out for being very compact. Despite this, as Concept Laser assures, there is no lack of elements and components for manufacturing and filtering material, something that serves to reduce and optimize the space that one of these machines may occupy within a factory where , is not something that is about.

Metal 3D printing is slowly entering a multitude of industrial sectors. Although those with high added value such as aerospace or medical have so far been the most suitable for the use of these technologies, Little by little other industries are also incorporating 3D printing, such as the automotive industry..


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