Tim Richter, RSC Engineering and Frank Herzog, Concept Laser
The collaboration comes as a direct response to the demand from today’s additive manufacturing techniques that open up entirely new approaches to design such as Concept Laser’s LaserCUSING platform, ideal for bionic or lightweight construction approaches that produce components with optimised geometries and enhanced functionality. RSC Engineering will use its design expertise to incorporate the benefits of laser-fused metals into the component development process.
Frank Herzog, President & CEO of Concept Laser: "We are pleased to partner with RSC Engineering and Tim Richter. Our users will benefit from our partnership with a design firm that can create process-oriented component designs using LaserCUSING for complex components. RSC Engineering's list of references and expertise will give us a strong foundation for maximising the potential of LaserCUSING."
RSC Engineering's design activities are primarily in the areas of rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing. The company recently produced an exhaust gas probe to determine the composition of engine exhaust gases in a test system. Conventional exhaust gas probes are typically welded, which is a time-consuming process but RSC Engineering was able to manufacture the part in one step, including all flow-optimized channels, using LaserCUSING.
The additive design process is based on a coordinated analysis and component design by RSC Engineering. During the first phase of the project, the potential of the component is systematically evaluated and the possible advantages of the LaserCUSING process are defined. The parts are redesigned and simulated for functionality involving evaluation and comparison of alternative geometries as part of a virtual prototyping process.