No – Additive PLUS machining! At the moment there is still no possibility of using a laser-assisted additive process ("3D printing") to produce metallic surfaces that come even close to meeting the criteria for perfect optics. That is why Kugler relies on "hybrid processes": Either the mirror bodies with their cooling and fastening structures are attached to a thin, homogeneous metal plate, which is then diamond-machined. Or, as an alternative that has been tried and tested for a long time, a galvanic layer is applied to the 3D printed body, which in turn is then diamond-machined.
Kugler uses its own 3D printer
and is involved in the further development of the necessary processes with partners from industry and research.
Complex structures can be made possible
Inexpensive and flexible manufacturing of devices
Packaging (plastic printing)
Clean room assembly
Milling and turning
Material treatment and Coatings
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Kugler GmbH Heiligenberger Str. 100 88682 Salem, Germany