Lightweight Sandvik Cutting Tool Employing Topology Optimization Now Available
CNC machining cutting tool maker Sandvik Coromant has now introduced its CoroMill 390 milling cutter
I saw an early version of the tool at last year’s Formnext show in Germany, as I describe in this video:
The tool combines a complex geometric form generated through topology optimization
Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.
The pneumatic gripper 3D-printed as a complete working unit has demonstrated its effectiveness for continuous operation over time. It is one illustration of the role additive is liable to play in making robotic automation easier.
Alba Enterprises demonstrates Addifab's Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) process using 3D printed mold inserts at Amerimold 2019.