8/6/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Hybrid Turn-Mill Equipped with Blown-Powder Technology

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The Lasertec 4300 3D hybrid machine from DMG MORI incorporates additive directed energy deposition into a 10-axis turn-mill machine with a work envelope measuring 1,500 × 600 mm in diameter.

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The Lasertec 4300 3D hybrid machine from DMG MORI incorporates additive directed energy deposition into a 10-axis turn-mill machine with a work envelope measuring 1,500 × 600 mm in diameter. Equipped with a mirrored C-axis so that workpieces can be transferred, the machine enables work on all six faces of the cube and six-axis deposition. The lower turret of the machine can be used as a virtual fixture rigidly supporting the part during the subsequent machining process only when and where it is needed. The machine is said to offer high precision and surface quality.

The machine enables building a component via deposition in several steps with milling interspersed, to allow for machining of areas the cutter would not be able to reach on the finished component. The blown-powder additive manufacturing method uses a powder deposition head that fits into the Capto or HSK toolholder of the milling spindle. As many as five deposition heads can be automatically parked in a docking station while subtractive processes are running. The heads can be used for ID and OD deposition, heat treating, surface hardening and welding processes.

The hybrid machine is compatible with materials including carbon steels, stainless steels, Inconel, cobalt-chrome and copper, and its large working area makes it suitable for heavy equipment, aerospace, energy and transportation applications.

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