2/1/2015

Hybrid Multitasking Machine Combines Subtractive, Additive Capabilities

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Mazak’s Integrex i-400AM hybrid multitasking machine combines additive technology with machining, reducing part cycle times while providing high-efficiency done-in-one processing.

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Mazak’s Integrex i-400AM hybrid multitasking machine combines additive technology with machining, reducing part cycle times while providing high-efficiency done-in-one processing. It enables manufacturers to generate/clad near-net-shape component features and then complete them with high-precision finish-machining operations. Parts also can be laser-marked, if needed.

On the additive side, the machine melts metal powder using fiber laser heat. Cladding heads apply the molten material, layer by layer, each of which solidifies as the desired shape grows. The cladding heads store in the machine’s tool magazine, and the automatic toolchanger loads them into the machine’s milling turret. 

On the multitasking machine side, the Integrex i-400AM provides full five-axis capability to process prismatic parts from solid billets or castings (chucked or bar-fed), round parts, highly contoured parts, and those with features built using additive technology. The machine provides -30/+210-degree B-axis movement in its milling spindle, full C-axis contouring with its turning spindle and an NC tailstock that is fully programmable. 

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