New industrial space for Saturne Technology
RealCorp Luxembourg recently signed a lease with Saturne Technologies for this industrial facility in rue de l’Etang, Contern. The property includes a warehouse of 5000 sqm and 450 sqm of office space, as well as 53 parking bays.
Saturne Technology enables a creative revolution
Walter Grzymlas founded Saturne Technology in 2001. Today it has 15 employees, all experts in metal additive manufacturing, laser welding, laser cutting and drilling, as well as laser hardfacing and cladding. One of nine players in Europe to have mastered the production of complex parts for high-tech industries, Saturne Technology is a first-class supplier. The company has clients in Research and Development, as well as Aviation, Food, Defence and Security, Art and Jewellery, Motor Vehicle, Medical, Nuclear and Aerospace industries.
Additive manufacturing, also called selective laser melting (SLM) or metal powder sintering, is a manufacturing process involving adding successive layers of metallic powder. By melting these layers, one obtains a 3D impression of the object. Therefore, one can create a very complex part directly from its 3D digital representation. This reduces cost and production times. It also increases quality compared to industrial manufacturing. No more long delays to obtaining prototypes! Saturne Technology’s powders are vacuum-packed, protected against corrosion and insulated from each other. They manufacture from steel, aluminium, nickel-chrome or titanium base powder.
This welding technique enables assembly of metal parts using a YAG (yttrium aluminium garnet) laser. The YAG crystal is an amplifier medium that creates a laser beam capable of working on solid materials. There are many applications, both in the medical field and in industry. Saturne Technology’s YAG laser welding machines make precision welding on complex 2D or 3D shapes of high quality and with great precision possible. The parts thus obtained have no excess thickness and are tested to meet predefined specifications.
Cutting, drilling and marking by laser
A laser can concentrate on a very small surface. Saturne Technology’s specialised machines make laser cuts on different materials with complex contours that require precise, fast and resistance-free processing. Parts as little as 3 mm thick can be machined without deformation. Unlike other technologies, Saturne Technology’s laser cutting machines can also produce various shapes. As a result, they adapt to both individual laser machining and serial laser machining. The laser machines can drill materials such as metal, aluminium, steel, sheet metal, plastic, leather, ceramics and many others. They can also mark (i.e. number) materials with a laser beam. Laser marking is more resistant, more accurate and faster than traditional marking. Continue reading