rp+m, a provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services, has acquired a M2 cusing metal additive machine from Concept Laser for research & development purposes.

‘rp+m is always seeking ways to be more innovative and capitalize on a first-mover opportunity,’ said president and CTO, Dr Tracy Albers. ‘We need the ability to print with both reactive and non-reactive materials, develop proprietary alloys, and adjust parameters to produce the most efficient and effective parts for our customer base.’

The M2 cusing machine is available with a single laser of 200W or dual laser of 400W and can print reactive and non-reactive material. It has a closed-loop material handling system and patented filter-change with water passivation, both of which minimize the operator’s contact with reactive powders.

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