Additive Manufacturing

MAR 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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RAPID 2018 / On Display System Supports Simultaneous 3D Printing of Multiple Parts Sodick Inc., Booth 1130 Sodick exhibits its OPM250 metal 3D printer, a hybrid system that combines direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) with subtractive machining. This system includes parallel mode technology, which enables simultaneous printing of multiple parts with only a single laser unit for increased productivity. The system also offers interference correction, which detects inter- ference between the recoater and the part, intervening to machine the part back down to a known acceptable level before resuming the print. Interference correction greatly reduces the instances of build failure and scrapped parts, the company says. The system features full high-speed milling capabilities and is capable of accurately machining part details in one setup. Achieving a surface finish of 9 root mean square (RMS) or better, it is said to be effective in the precision tool and die industry with high-quality polish. sodick.com From quick prototypes to serial production, we got you covered . ExOne ® Binder Jetting exone.com

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