Laser texturing machine handles larger parts

Jan. 22, 2021
DMG Mori's Lasertec 400 Shape can texture molds to give the parts they create unique gloss, scratch-resistant or water-resistant properties.

Lasertec 400 Shape DMG Mori's Lasertec machines use lasers to create textures on injection molds, including specialized textures that impart different degrees of gloss, or scratch-resistant or water-resistant properties to the parts the molds create. With its five-axis gantry design, the machines can laser-texture large and complex molds.

What’s new? A larger work envelope. The Lasertec 400 Shape is the largest model in the line and has upgraded optics that increase its speed.

Benefits High-speed texturing. The machine’s scanner and digital measuring systems ensure it maintains accuracy, even with travel rates as high as 16.4 feet per second in the X, Y and Z directions. The machine is manufactured with a single-piece casting, offering thermal stability of the platform without requiring a dedicated foundation or for it to be encapsulated in a climate-controlled room. Workpieces can be loaded from above with a crane, which helps cut setup times to a minimum. 

DMG Mori, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 847-593-5400,

Vital statistics

Maximum workpiece weight

22 tons

Maximum workpiece dimensions

13.1 feet by 6.6 feet by 3.3 feet