Schaeffler uses DMG MORI machines

05 December 2017

For many years, Schaeffler and DMG MORI have cooperated closely in a long-term and successful partnership. In their latest cooperation project the partners are developing Additive Manufacturing (AM)processes for rolling bearing components made of graded materials in small batch sizes using laser deposition welding. The LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid from DMG MORI has served here as the mechanical basis since May 2017.

Schaeffler is expanding its own in-house area of additive manufacturing to include the powder bed process with the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid from 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. Additionally, integrated 5-axis simultaneous machining enables the production of components in finished part quality in a single setup.

In their latest cooperation project, DMG MORI and Schaeffler are developing additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components made of graded materials in small batch sizes using laser deposition welding.

Schaeffler and DMG MORI are testing suitable materials in the cooperation project, with the aim of advancing the development of additively manufactured rolling bearing components in small batch sizes using laser deposition welding.