Additive and subtractive machining in one setup:
LASERTEC 65 Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing offers new possibilities for high complexity and individuality and the market for additive technologies is growing quickly. DMG MORI’s unique hybrid solution combines milling and laser metal deposition processes for additive manufacturing. The concept study of the LASERTEC 65 AdditiveManufacturing is based on a DMU 65 monoBLOCK® machine and has been developed by SAUER LASERTEC in Pfronten, Germany, in collaboration with DMG MORI USA.
The LASERTEC 65 AdditiveManufacturing features a diode laser mounted in place of a cutting tool and the material is added by spraying metallic powder into the laser beam, melting the powder in layers into the base material. The process is up to 20 times faster than laser sintering in a powder bed. The LASERTEC 65 AdditiveManufacturing combines highly compact 5-axis milling and laser metal deposition, featuring a 2 kW diode laser. All common metal powders can be processed, including steel, nickel and cobalt alloys, brass or titanium. Wear protection layers can also be applied on the base material.
A strength of this process is that it can be used to build up a number of similar or differing metal layers, which can then be machined to the required accuracy before the next layers are added and the area would not be accessible for the milling cutter or other cutting tools.
For integral parts which are traditionally milled with a material waste rate of 95% and more, a significant cost saving can be achieved and the rate of waste can be reduced to about 5%. The concept study first shown at the Euromold exhibition in Frankfurt last year can machine workpieces with a diameter of up to 500 mm, 360 mm in height weighing max. 1 t. Bigger workpieces are conceivable.
Series production of the LASERTEC 65 AdditiveManufacturing is planned for autumn 2014.
Have a look at the machine during the open house Pfronten. Register now online to the DMG MORI open house Pfronten.
DMG MORI Open House at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, Germany
18 – 22 February 2014
9 am - 5 pm
DECKEL MAHO Pfronten
Deckel Maho Straße 1
Ph: +49 (0) 83 63 / 89-0
Fax: +49 (0) 83 63 / 89-222