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rp+m, a provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services has selected Concept Laser’s M2 cusing metal additive machine to strengthen their research & development competencies. The M2 cusing will be an addition that will allow rp+m to develop innovative applications for their clients, due to its open architecture which enables alloy development and parameter editing.

With a history of being a pioneer in additive manufacturing, rp+m has extensive experience in developing applications, materials and processes for printing in metals, plastics and ceramic materials. rp+m was the first to successfully manufacture collimators for medical device imaging using printed tungsten.

“rp+m is always seeking ways to be more innovative and capitalize on a first-mover opportunity. By incorporating LaserCUSING® technology, or metal 3D printing by Concept Laser, we will be able to offer more in-depth capabilities for prototype and production applications. Our job is to find the right solution for our clients – and in many cases, that solution doesn’t yet exist. We need the ability to print with both reactive and non-reactive materials, develop proprietary alloys, and adjust parameters to produce the most efficient and effective parts for our customer base. The Concept Laser technology exceeds our expectations in every area” says rp+m President and CTO, Dr. Tracy Albers.

“We are very pleased that rp+m has chosen Concept Laser as their primary partner for metal 3D printing and have no doubts that they will deliver exciting, innovative applications to their customers,” says John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser Inc. rp+m will be the only service bureau in the Great Lakes region with LaserCUSING® technology.

rp+m purchased the M2 cusing system with a single 400w laser. The M2 cusing is also available with a single or dual laser 200W/400w laser and is capable of printing with reactive and non-reactive materials. It is most well-known for its safety measures, through its closed-loop material handling system and patented filter-change with water passivation, both of which minimize the operator’s contact with reactive powders.

Concept Laser and rp+m will be co-hosting a media briefing at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago on September 14, 2016 from 1:30-2:00pm.

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