Concept Laser’s ‘smart factory’ concept.
Concept Laser’s ‘smart factory’ concept.

Concept Laser says that it has integrated an automated guided vehicle (AGV) for the automated movement of modules such as powder and components in its additive manufacturing (AM) systems.

The company has also developed a new laser power meter, QM Cusing Power, which enables laser power to now be measured directly on the build area.

The company has also introduced its M Line Factory which allows for part production as well as set-up and dismantling processes to take place in two independent machine units so that they can be operated physically separate from one another or can be combined. This now enables production processes to run in parallel rather than sequentially so that downtimes can be reduced and the availability and the output quantity of the process chain can be increased. 

This story is reprinted from material from Concept Laser, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.