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Kurtz Ersa has announced a partnership with Laser Melting Innovations (LMI) that allows Kurtz to market LMI’s Alpha 140 metal SLM 3D printer worldwide. The partnership allows Kurtz to expand its market share in the metallic additive manufacturing market.
For over 20 years, LMI has been helping small-to-medium-sized businesses and institutions enter laser metal printing. The attractive purchase price offered by LMI allows the company to “democratize 3D metal printing”. Kurtz capitalizes on LMI’s market share by offering the innovator a worldwide marketing platform and enhanced manufacturing volume; LMI supplies its Alpha 140 printer.
The family-owned company boasts a 240-year manufacturing history beginning in 1779. It is based in Kreuzwertheim, Bayern, and currently produces electronic production equipment, molding machines and automation technology. The company is formed out of two corporations, Ersa GmbH, which focuses on electronic production equipment, and Kurtz GmbH, which produces molding machines.
The Alpha 140 is an air-cooled diode laser printer able to manufacture stainless steel, nickel-chromium alloys, cobalt-chromium alloys and aluminum pieces. Its build volume is 140 mm by 200 mm, which lives up to its small-to-medium-sized business applications. LMI bills the machine as “an optimal solution for the tool-free production of metal parts”.
Kurtz Ersa, by contrast, currently offers more …
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