Lasertech ventures into 3D printing

3D printing is one of the hottest themes of this year’s Elmia Subcontractor. One of the companies moving into this market is Lasertech.

“People are extremely interested – there hasn’t been a quiet moment at our stand,” says Karolina Johansson, production engineer.

Lasertech moved strongly into additive manufacturing in 2014. The company has invested in two 3D printers plus equipment to handle both metallic materials and plastic. Lasertech has also bought a new laser robot cell. Together the investments total some two million euro.

“The company wants to be in this market and it’s important to be involved from the start. Having 3D printing in both plastic and metal makes us a little unique. Quite simply, we’re doing what the customer wants,” Johansson says.

Elmia Subcontractor’s first day already gave Lasertech proof that its new venture is the right one.

“Our stand was filled with people the whole time. They were especially interested in the metal printing,” Johansson says.

This year is the thirteenth time Lasertech is exhibiting at Elmia Subcontractor and the company almost always goes home with at least one new customer. That goal may already have been achieved on day one of this year’s fair.

“That could well be so,” says a smiling Karolina Johansson.

Published
11/12/2014
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Karolina Johansson did not have a quiet moment at Lasertech’s stand during the first day of this year’s Elmia Subcontractor.
Karolina Johansson did not have a quiet moment at Lasertech’s stand during the first day of this year’s Elmia Subcontractor.