Enables metal processing using 5-axis control

Nikon releases the Lasermeister 101A, an optical processing machine

May 26, 2020

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Lasermeister 101A (white, black)

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the Lasermeister 101A, an optical processing machine. This industry-leading system optically processes various metals with ultra-high precision using a laser. The Lasermeister 101A provides additive manufacturing capabilities like a 3D printer, while also enabling laser marking and welding. The Lasermeister 101A.

Product Overview

Name of Product Optical processing machine Lasermeister 101A
Availability May 2020

Nikon and DMG MORI CO., LTD. (President: Masahiko Mori, head office: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, hereafter referred to as DMG MORI) concluded a memorandum of understanding for comprehensive business alliance in November 2019 , and a formal agreement was completed in March 2020. The contract also includes sales consignment, which together with DMG MORI will expand Lasermeister 101A sales.

Development Background

The Lasermeister 101A builds upon proven technologies of the first-generation Lasermeister 100A, which was previously released in April 2019. The Lasermeister 100A received great response and feedback from customers and drove next-generation system development. The Lasermeister 101A delivers enhanced optical processing performance as well as augmented functionality and productivity, while maintaining the compact Lasermeister 101A footprint. By expanding the conventional 3-axis control mechanism to a newly developed 5-axis control mechanism and increasing the number of applicable powder types, the Lasermeister 101A's flexibility and degrees of freedom in additive manufacturing are markedly increased to help customers meet their most diverse requirements.

Key Features

The Lasermeister 101A satisfies a multitude of customers' specialized metal processing needs. Using the 101A's advanced 5-axis system, various metal manufacturing shapes are possible and additive manufacturing processing can be used for existing products as well. Metal components can also be repaired using direct deposition to the damaged area.

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Examples of various manufacturing shapes
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Additional deposition processing for restoration

The Lasermeister 101A is compatible with numerous types of manufacturing metal powders including SUS, high-speed steel, and Inconel specified by Nikon. By supporting multiple powder types, the Lasermeister 101A enables customers to perform deposition processing on a variety of metals, and better enables customers' manufacturing through metal 3D printing. Productivity is also a critical factor in additive manufacturing, and the Lasermeister 101A incorporates a new high-speed manufacturing mode that increases stacking speed and boosts productivity by 1.5x compared to the previous generation system.

Main Specifications

Dimensions (W x D x H) 850 x 750 x 1700 mm
Weight 320 kg
Rated voltage/frequency AC 200 V single phase 2 wire system (protective earthing) 50/60 Hz 1.7kVA
Maximum processable range ∅ 150 mm x H:150 mm
Body color 2 colors (white/black)
Powder for additive manufacturing SUS, high-speed steel, Inconel powder specified by Nikon

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.