- Cooperation project in the field of future technology
- Manufacture of rolling bearing components in small batches using
- laser deposition welding
- LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid : laser deposition welding with integrated 5-axis milling
- Production of components in finished part quality
- Products with added value for end customers
For many years now, 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 optimization. That is why Schaeffler has always relied on future-orientated technologies. Schaeffler already uses generative manufacturing with plastic 3D printers and the powder bed technology for prototype construction, small series production and the construction of tools and fixtures. In their latest cooperation project the partners are developing additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components made of graded materials in small batch sizes using laser deposition welding. The LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid by DMG MORI has served as the mechanical basis since May 2017. 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 is expanding its own in-house area of additive manufacturing to include the powder bed process for the first time with the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid by DMG MORI, which it uses for the production of components made of metallic materials. The high build-up rate and high degree of flexibility of materials were aspects that significantly influenced the decision. In addition integrated 5-axis simultaneous machining enables the production of components in finished part quality in a single setup, a feature in which Schaeffer sees potential for serial production.