Concept Laser Inc

Grapevine,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 614

Concept Laser is a leading provider in the design and manufacture of powerbed-based laser metal additive manufacturing systems. Concept Laser GmbH was founded by Frank Herzog in 2000, the patented LaserCUSING® process – powder-bed-based laser melting of metals – allows for new freedom in configuring components and permits the tool-free, economic fabrication of highly complex parts in fairly small batch sizes.

Concept Laser serves various industries including medical, dental, aerospace, toolmaking and mold construction, automotive and jewelry. Concept Laser serves many different types of customers across the globe. Concept Laser machines are compatible with a diverse set of powder materials, such as stainless steel and hot-work steels, aluminum and titanium alloys, as well as precious metals for jewelry and dental applications.

Concept Laser machines have been used in production to manufacture complex conformally cooled tool inserts since 2001. Concept Laser has received numerous patents, among them conformal and parallel cooling of tooling inserts, the hybrid build style (combining the best of LaserCUSING® with the benefits of CNC) and the stochastic build strategy, where we separate the build process into islands to reduce residual stresses. Our innovation is driven by creative engineers with a ceaseless obsession to improve and outpace our competition. We installed our first commercial system in 2003 and now have over 550 systems worldwide. Concept Laser was the first worldwide in the laser melting of metals.

Concept Laser Inc. is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and is a US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Concept Laser GmbH.


 Press Releases

  • Grapevine, Texas, <February 27, 2017> – The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the Navy’s full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broad-based program of scientific research and development for maritime application related to oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences. They have selected Concept Laser’s 3D metal printing technology for rapid prototyping and materials research. This is their first laser powder-bed metals machine.

    “We require a wide range of Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities, ranging from quality monitoring to process parameter development, and need an architecture conducive to that research and development effort,” said Dr. Charles Rohde, NRL Acoustics Division.

    NRL will be using Concept Laser’s M2 cusing machine to print in Stainless Steel. Along with the machine, they will be using QM Meltpool 3D to monitor the quality of their metal applications, inspecting the part as it grows. This will also help them identify any design defects and if an application is on the edge of acceptability.  Additionally, they will be using CL WRX Parameter 2.0 to freely design and develop custom parameters.  

    “It is very exciting that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is bolstering their focus on metal additive manufacturing. There are so many advantages of 3D metal printing that our defense strategy could benefit from, including reduced lead time, less material waste, and printing complex geometries with no required assembly. NRL has a history of over 90 years of innovation in naval power and we look forward to hear how they will use 3D metal printing to break boundaries,” states John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser Inc.

    Additive manufacturing involves taking digital designs from computer aided design (CAD) software, and laying horizontal cross-sections to manufacture the part. Additive components are typically lighter and more durable than traditional forged parts because they require less welding and machining. Because additive parts are essentially “grown” from the ground up, they generate far less scrap material. Freed of traditional manufacturing restrictions, additive manufacturing dramatically expands the design possibilities for engineers

    About the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster our country's position of global naval leadership. The Laboratory, with a total complement of approximately 2,500 personnel, is located in southwest Washington, D.C., with other major sites at the Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Monterey, Calif. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 90 years and continues to advance research further than you can imagine. For more information, visit the NRL website or join the conversation on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

    ABOUT CONCEPT LASER

    Concept Laser GmbH is one of the world’s leading providers of machine and plant technology for the 3D printing of metal components. Founded by Frank Herzog in 2000, the patented LaserCUSING® process – powder-bed-based laser melting of metals – opens up new freedom to configuring components and also permits the tool-free, economic fabrication of highly complex parts in fairly small batch sizes. 

    Concept Laser serves various industries, ranging from medical, dental, aerospace, toolmaking and mold construction, automotive and jewelry. Concept Laser machines are compatible with a diverse set of powder materials, such as stainless steel and hot-work steels, aluminum and titanium alloys, as well as precious metals for jewelry and dental applications. 

    Concept Laser Inc. is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and is a US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Concept Laser GmbH. For more information, visit our website at www.conceptlaserinc.com

    LaserCUSING® is a registered trademark of Concept Laser.

    Press contact:

    Joyce Yeung, Director of Marketing

    Phone: (817) 328-6500

    E-mail: j.yeung@conceptlaserinc.com