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COHERENT|OR LASER will exhibit CREATOR at formnext 2018 in Frankfurt

COHERENT|OR LASER will be highlighting how its metal AM platforms can be applied within a complete production workflow, with a specific focus on how this is already happening within the dental sector.

During the formnext event, at the Frankfurt Messe, Germany 13-16th November 2018, COHERENT|OR LASER will offer visitors the opportunity to discover its range of high-quality industrial laser manufacturing equipment.

The company’s expert team will present its range of manufacturing systems, notably the CREATOR direct metal additive manufacturing machine, the CREATOR RA and the CREATOR hybrid.

These will sit alongside the flexible EVO Mobile and Cube systems, allowing visitors to fully see how they fit into their existing production workflow.

A spokesperson explained: “COHERENT|OR LASER’s continued focus on advancing the capabilities of the CREATOR series of machines has resulted in a refined metal powder bed additive manufacturing system, which last year incorporated hybrid subtractive capabilities.

“The latest development is the CREATOR RA, which increases functionality of the CREATOR platform with the capability to process reactive materials such as titanium and aluminium. In line with the motivation and philosophy behind the CREATOR series, the RA system will offer an unprecedented cost/performance ratio, meaning that the ability to produce AM parts in reactive materials will be much more accessible to industry.”

To illustrate the potential of the CREATOR platforms, the stand will feature a working application of the AM hardware within a dental production workflow. This dental application will showcase the entire digital process through the use of connected data and equipment, including a 3D scanner, the APP SUITE of CAM processing software, the CREATOR itself and ancillary equipment.

The spokesperson continued: “CREATOR has already penetrated the dental market with a great deal of success. The unique selling points of the CREATOR platform are an essential driver for this; notably its small footprint, with the intentional ability to fit easily through a standard doorway.

“This literally makes it the most accessible system in its class, which together with its highly accessible price/performance ratio contributes further to its acceptance and uptake for dental applications.

“The performance of the machine in terms of its reliability and the quality of the parts produced in dental-specific materials are further factors resulting in its success in this arena.”

A range of dental parts produced on the CREATOR platforms will be showcased at the COHERENT|OR LASER stand, alongside parts that have been manufactured for medical, engineering and jewellery applications.

The spokesperson concluded: “COHERENT|OR LASER will also be participating in the VDMA User Case area at formnext, which will be situated in Foyer 4.1. Visitors will be able to find and appraise a number of dental components produced on the CREATOR, as well as slides that explain its full dental workflow.

“COHERENT|OR LASER looks forward to welcoming all visitors to its booth, C20, within Hall 3.0, at the Frankfurt Messe.”