11/8/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Optomec Adds Metal AM to Fryer Machine Systems’ VMCs

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The agreement will bring Optomec LENS technology into Fryer machining centers.

Optomec has signed an agreement with machine tool producer Fryer Machine Systems to integrate its LENS metal additive manufacturing solution into Fryer’s LaserFab 3D hybrid machining centers.

The LaserFab series features a high-power fiber laser and a high-performance vertical machining center for high-speed machining. The VMC is equipped with a 15,000-rpm inline spindle with a 30,000-rpm spindle available as an option. A high-torque motor provides 30 hp and rapid feed rates range to 1,900 ipm. The machine’s automatic toolchanger accommodates 24 tools. Roller-type linear ways and heavy-duty castings enable the VMC to print and finish machine parts to a 4-micron tolerance.

“Both Fryer and Optomec share a common vision that the key to the industrial adoption of this technology is to follow this same principle by providing manufacturers with high quality, affordable metal additive manufacturing tools,” says Dave Ramahi, president and CEO of Optomec.  

“Since our inception, we have based our business on the core principles of delivering quality products that are fairly priced and surrounding those products with exceptional service to our customers,” says Larry Fryer, founder and president of Fryer Machine Systems.  “We are applying these same principles in partnership with Optomec to introduce hybrid CNC systems at new price thresholds that will accelerate industrial adoption of this technology.”