Optical Processing Machine
More convenient and easier metal modeling. The Lasermeister series is an easy- and safe-to-use machine that Nikon developed based on the concept of "Devices that anyone can use" so that anyone could easily try its metal modeling technology.
This video introduces the product concept of Nikon's Lasermeister series of optical processing machines, the design and product features based on that concept, and metal processing and other applications of the series.
- *The product that appears in this video is the entry model, the “Lasermeister 100A.”
Features of the Lasermeister series
Easy to use, with a built-in 3D alignment system
You can easily use the Lasermeister series without initial set-ups.
You can easily use the Lasermeister series because the 3D alignment function automatically positions the object to be modeled, which eliminates the need for cumbersome positioning after you place the base.
Optimization using modeling software
Optimization of modeling parameters using our proprietary modeling simulation technology contributes to an increase in the yield of modeled products.
Nikon’s modeling method
Nikon uses a modeling method that makes it possible to perform additional modeling on existing parts in addition to the general 3D printer method in which parts are modeled on a base plate.
Diverse processing functions
The Lasermeister series meet a variety of metal processing needs.
Five-axis modeling system
The five-axis mechanism provides significantly enhanced design flexibility with more flexible modeling angles.
- *Available in Lasermeister 101A, 102A
Various metal powder types available
A wide variety of metal types can be used in Lasermeister series.
|Powder for modeling||Titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V)
Nickel based alloys
|Metallic powder designated by Nikon|
Lightweight, compact, and designed for safety
The Lasermeister series are much more compact than conventional products, having only a small footprint.
The safety of the Lasermeister series were assessed by a third-party certification body according to European Standards. So, you can use it with peace of mind.
The optical precision modeling technology makes various kinds of processing possible, including producing small metallic parts (metal 3D printer) and polishing surfaces.
|Dimensions (W×D×H) [mm]||850 × 750 × 1750||850 × 750 × 1700|
|Number of drive axes||5 axis||3 axis|
|Maximum processing dimensions (X×Y×Z) [mm]||Φ 150 × 150||297 × 210 × 200|
|Powder for modeling||SUS316L||●||●||●|
|Nickel based alloy (718)||●||●||○ *4|
|Titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V)||●||—||—|
|High-efficiency powder nozzle *1||●||—||—|
|Melt pool feedback *2||●||—||—|
|Powder supply feedback *3||●||—||—|
- *1The high-efficiency powder nozzle more than doubles the powder usage efficiency compared to conventional powder nozzles.
- *2Observation during modeling. In addition to improving the modeling speed by more than double, it improves dimensional accuracy and surface roughness. It also reduces defects during modeling by maintaining a uniform solidification state.
- *3Stable supply of metal powder. It is possible to use recycled powder without substantially impairing the molding quality.
This contributes to environmental protection as well as a reduction in production costs.
- *4Upgrade available with additional cost
Introduction of the Lasermeister Technology Center
Since the release of the Lasermeister 100A optical processing machine, the Lasermeister Technology Center opened in the Nikon Kumagaya Plant. The center offers not only opportunities to have a hands-on metal processing experience, but also technical consultation. A reservation is required in advance for the use of the facility.
|Address||201-9 Miizugahara, Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan|
(every day except Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and Nikon's holiday breaks)
|Contact||Nikon Corporation Digital Solutions Business Unit|
If you have questions about the Lasermeister Technology Center or want to obtain product information or product brochures, contact us using the form below (English or Japanese preferred).
- Nikon Corporation Digital Solutions Business Unit
- Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290, Japan