LUNOVU expands application center
LUNOVU is currently expanding its LMD/DED application center. Construction work has already begun, driven by fast growing business and new application areas. The aim is to focus even better on different applications such as additive manufacturing, laser cladding or wear protection. Additional LMD/DED machine systems (CNC and robot types) will be installed over the next few months to advance machine and process development, develop customer-specific processes, and perform application demonstrations and training for customers. In addition, facilities for metallographic analysis will be set up for rapid quality control of the materials manufactured with LMD/DED.
LUNOVU develops EHLA process
Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen and other industrial partners, LUNOVU has developed a novel process chain for the efficient coating of large parts such as rollers. The development was carried out within the joint R&D project EVEREST. Using the EHLA (Extremes Hochgeschwindigkeits Laser-Auftragschweissen / Extreme High Speed Laser Cladding) process, parts could be coated in a very resource efficient way, using a speed of up to 200 meters per minute. The processes have been developed at the LUNOVU application center.
LUNOVU wishes you a successful year 2021
For most of us, the past year was certainly different than planned. However, we are pleased that our customers, business partners and ourselves have achieved many of our goals. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in many successful projects. We are happy that the LUNOVU LMD/DED technology has found new areas of application and wish you a successful year 2021!
News from 2020
Foundry Intitute in Aachen Develops Novel Material Systems with LUNOVU LMD
The renowned Foundry Institute at the RWTH Aachen in Germany has put a new LUNOVU LMD system into operation. Sited at its new premises, Research Center for Digital Photonics Production (RCDPP), the Laser Material Deposition (LMD) system is designed to suit the special requirements of the foundry institute. A hermetically sealed inert gas chamber (glove box) is used for contamination free processes. Additionally, it combines powder and wire-based laser cladding processes.
LUNOVU presents latest technology at the MAMC 2020 conference
From September 30 to October 2, 2020, the Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference (MAMC) 2020 will take place in Vienna. Like last year, LUNOVU will take the opportunity to present its latest DED / LMD technology. Additionally, LUNOVU will contribute to the scientific program with a presentation entitled “Digital process chains for 3D laser metal deposition (LMD) on free form parts”.
LUNOVU receives growth financing from S-UBG
S-UBG AG, a leading Aachen-based investment company focused on mid-size enterprises, invests into LUNOVU. With the increase in equity, LUNOVU can take advantage of the growth opportunities resulting from the increasing demand for LMD systems based on the unique LUNOVU technology.
LUNOVU presents LMD technology at the virtual ESAFORM conference
The current corona virus situation limits the sientific and technological exchange. To overcome this restriction, one of the most important conferences in the field of material forming – the ESAFORM 2020 in Cottbus/Germany – will be held in a virtual format from May 4 to 8, 2020. LUNOVU will participate and present its unique automated LMD technology.
Project SimConDrill nominated for Green Award
he research project SimConDrill which is funded by BMBF aims at the development of novel water filters for micro plastic filtration using laser-drilled fine holes. Within this project, LUNOVU develops a special measurement system. Recently, the project has been nominated for one of the Green Awards which will be awarded during the Greentech festival in Berlin in June 2020.