AM collaboration

Schaeffler Technologies, which manufactures roller bearings and owns the INA and FAG brands, has entered into a co-operation agreement on additive manufacturing with machine tool manufacturer DMG Mori.

Schaeffler is now using a DMG Mori Lasertec 65 3D hybrid machine to produce one-offs and small batches of bearing components, as well as spare parts in metallic functionally graded materials (FGM) to finished-part quality. The one-hit process combines the flexibility of additive manufacturing by laser deposition with five-axis subtractive milling.
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