3D Printing

Additive instead of machining?

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 Ultraprecision

Own 3D printer

Kugler uses its own 3D printer and is involved in the further development of the necessary processes with partners from industry and research.


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