Würth Additive Group, a Würth Industry North America company and a leader in physical and digital inventory, announced that it has signed an agreement with Kurtz Ersa Inc., a technology leader and market leader in the fields of electronic production equipment, molding machinery and automation. The agreement expands the group’s suite of 3D printing technology offerings by introducing the Alpha 140, which combines PBF metal additive manufacturing technology, with simple operation at low system cost.
The agreement expands Würth Additive Group’s ability to support high-end production with Kurtz Ersa’s proprietary Perfect Angle Printing technology. The Alpha 140’s fiber-coupled diode laser is guided coaxially to the powder bed, allowing a consistent focus diameter across the entire build space and creating optimal properties for metal processing. Through innovative re-engineering, they removed up to 40% of the cost of the machine and a historic point of failure seen on other systems, making it a true plug ‘n produce machine.
“Kurtz Ersa and Würth have a long and productive history as a customer and supplier,” said Dan Hill, general manager of Würth Industry North America. “By reinventing inventory management as a status quo, we can reduce costs, not by cutting corners, but rather through smart engineering. We are happy to help our customers with more efficient and cost-effective inventory solutions. »
“Kurtz Ersa has been creating well-built, durable products for over 200 years,” said AJ Strandquist, CEO of Würth Additive Group. “The innovations they have brought to the market since 1779 are remarkable, from their initial water hammer business, to welding, to molding equipment, they truly understand the needs of a manufacturing environment, and we are excited to introduce this innovation and technology to our customers.
“Partnering with Würth Additive Group will give Kurtz Ersa Inc. a significant boost in bringing Alpha 140 to the US market and Würth customers,” said Albrecht Beck, President and COO of Kurtz Ersa America. “The in-depth knowledge and experience of metal 3D printing brought by Würth Additive Group, combined with Kurtz Ersa’s track record of producing cutting-edge technologies and world-class service, will allow us to improve the capabilities and support from our customers. »