9/4/2015

Optomec, Viwa Partnership Expands Metal AM in Mexico and Central America

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Optomec’s 3D metal printers and print engine will be available through Viwa.

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Optomec (Albuquerque, New Mexico), a supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printing metals and electronics, has signed a distribution agreement with Viwa to represent the Optomec LENS family of 3D metal printers in Mexico and Central America. Viwa, based in Guadalajara, Mexico, has a range of experience in CNC machine tools, robots and mechatronic systems.

The Optomec LENS family of turnkey 3D metal printers is used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel and super alloys. The LENS print engine can be integrated with other metalworking machine tools.

“What’s especially exciting about the LENS process is that it can be adapted to our current line of CNC vertical machining centers bringing hybrid manufacturing capabilities to our customers, allowing them to produce parts which involve printing metal and then machining the resulting parts with a single setup on the same machine,” says Dr. Roberto Jacobus, director general at Viwa. “The LENS process will provide value across their entire product lifecycle from printing new metal parts, to repairing old broken parts.”

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