Schaeffler relies on DMG MORI’s LASERTEC 65 for AM

The LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid combines the flexibility of additive component manufacturing with the precision of machining thus enabling the generative manufacture of complete components in finished part quality.

Schaeffler and DMG MORI have cooperated closely in a long-term and successful partnership. Most recently, DMG MORI honoured Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG as overall winner with the “Partner Award 2017”. The two companies bundle their innovative strengths and contribute to a mutual boost in efficiency and process optimisation.

Schaeffler uses generative manufacturing with plastic 3D printers and the powder bed technology for prototype construction, small series production and tool and fixtures construction. The LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid from DMG MORI has served here as the mechanical basis. The portfolio of the machine tool manufacturer encompasses the key generative manufacturing processes, with which DMG MORI has established itself as a full service provider and full-liner in both the additive manufacturing of metallic components and metal cutting finishing – it also boasts a worldwide service.

Schaeffler and DMG MORI are testing suitable materials in the cooperation project, with the aim of advancing the development of additively manufactured rolling bearing components in small batch sizes using laser deposition welding.