Established in 2002 in Rebstein, Switzerland, Laser factory GmbH has become firmly established in the area of precision laser removal within just a few years. The innovative service provider now manufactures complex and filigree 3D moulds for customers in the clock industry, the automotive industry and the tool and mould construction industry using injection moulding and stamping in two locations on a total of ten LASERTECH 40 Shape machines from DMG MORI. The laser sources that are available in manufacturing consist of lamp-pulsed and diode-pulsed lasers, fibre-guided lasers and picosecond lasers, meaning that an extremely wide range of materials can be economically machined, including carbides and ceramics.
With many years of experience in tool construction and cold forming, Björn Büchel and Michael Köppel recognised the potential of laser removal at an early stage. With the aid of modern laser technology, the Laser factory founders were in a position to manufacture sophisticated 3D moulds economically and with high precision, even in small quantities. "In those days we were one of the first companies on the market to manufacture in this way", recalls Michael Köppel. This gave the company a head start in knowledge that Laser factory is continuing to maintain. Björn Büchel adds: "As technology advances, our processes are also being continuously optimised, meaning that our performance spectrum is in a continuous state of development".