Additive Manufacturing

JUL 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing and digital layering technology. We cover the promise and the challenges of this technology for making functional tooling and end-use production parts.

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Page 51 of 60 49 AM / IMTS 2018 ON DISPLAY Machining Center Combines Five-Axis Milling with Laser AM Okuma America Corp.'s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser to provide both additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities. It enables complete part production on one machine. The machine implements laser metal depo- sition (LMD) technology to provide users with the ability to build onto the part within the same cycle as machining. LMD supplies powder from nozzles and performs laser melting and bonding to parent material. This enables the combination of various types of materials, as well as three- dimensional fabrication and cladding. Variable control of laser spot diameters (from 0.4 to 8.5 mm) increases efficiency and resolution, accord- ing to the company. This combination of features enables mid-process part inspection and materi- al exchange, coolant use in the work envelope and greater process speed. Okuma America Corp. | South, Level 3, Booth 338500 IMTS

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