The new compact Mazak VC-500 AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine combines full 5-axis capability and additive technology to revolutionize product design, reduce time to market and cut research and development costs.
Shape technology uses 3D laser ablation for small integrated parts or to achieve defined textures in injection molding tools. The SAUER LASERTEC 45 Shape and the SAUER LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid machines from DMG MORI combine laser deposition welding and 5-axis milling.
The ORLAS CREATOR metal additive manufacturing machine from O.R. Lasertechnology is ideal for small and medium shops competing in the jewelry, dentistry and medical sectors, as well as for smaller engineering firms and laboratories.
This innovative process technology continues to disrupt the business of metalworking and advance metal fabrication to the new levels of competitive advantage in design freedom and manufacturing complexity.
Here is some of the latest 3D printing equipment, automation, software and other advances in metal additive manufacturing.
Agile Metal Technology software from Sculpteo deeply analyzes design compatibility for metal AM, fixes problems, automates complex modeling procedures, finds “best fit” processes and techniques, and predicts and recommends how to optimize design elements, including lattices, supports and post-processing workflows.
A perfect fit for job shops, medical or dental applications, or for research and development work, the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion printer from TRUMPF can generate complex parts that are a maximum of 100 mm diameter and 100 mm tall.
The advanced SLM 280 2.0 metal 3D printer from SLM Solutions optimizes laser power through improved gas flow management that efficiently removes soot generated by the lasers in the build chamber so that the optics are not disrupted.