In the end of year 2019 the company was reconstructed. Today bkl-lasertechnik in Rödental, is focusing on research and development, whilst bkl 3d GmbH in Sonneberg is the supplier of metall-3d Printing, lasergenerating, laserstructuring together with other services. bkl combines many years of experience and the cooperation with research-institutions with state-of-the-art-equipment for applied laser technology.
We want to offer our customers first-class services. Task settings beyond all usual standards are challenges to our competence and creativity, which we face passionate.
The relatively new company was founded in 2005 by Bernd Klötzer.
Since 2001 I am working on laser-based technologies for a variety of applications. Based on my broad knowledge as tool maker and industrial engineer in the metal and plastics processing industry, I was able to gain experiences in several sectors. My experience in the field helps me to find the perfect solution for our customers.
- Design Individual design of textures
- Efficiant manufacturing Flexible and quick manufacturing of structured tool Surfaces and extended and variable depth range.
- Reproducability Exactly reproducible structures of three-dimensional geometries and surfaces
- Other Distortion-free placements, flowing transitions of different structures and environmentally friendly process.
Laser generating / laser melting
means that components are built up in layers from powdery metallic production material (e.g. steel 1.2709 / 1.4542 / 17-4 or Corrax).
The laser is controlled by 3D/CAD data. Thin layers of the powder material will be applied on a base element and subsequently fused to the required contour by laser.
These process steps will be repeated continuously until the tool is finished in the final geometry. Any unused powder material will be recovered and completely reused for further productions. Depending on the size of the work-piece, the processing time ranges between a few hours and several days. The required hardness will be achieved by a following thermal treatment.
- Massive time savings The ideal case allows the availability of the tool only a few hours after completing the design process. Common time losses do not apply.
- Gains in flexibility Laser melting allows the integration of design modifications and the production of different versions in the original process in a short time after creating a sample.
- Quality Enhancement Laser melting enables the construction of more complex tools in comparison to conventional methods. Thereby you achieve a quality improvement of your products.
- Progress of productivity The installation of conformal cooling systems in injection molding tools allows the reduction of production cycles.
- Cost reduction Laser generated mold inserts made of original material usually have higher service lifes than those who are conventionally produced. In combination with the advantages listed above there are significant cost savings possible.