Hybrid multi-tasking machine - AM

The integration of additive manufacturing technology and multi-tasking machining

Laser Metal Deposition

Additive manufacturing technology added to multi-tasking machine.

Expensive materials used in aerospace, energy and medical industries can be formed into near net shapes by laser metal deposition to reduce total production time. Additive manufacturing of different types of metals can be used for increased durability and anti-corrosiveness.

Additive Manufacturing Method

Laser from the nozzle center melts the base material and the metal powder supplied from around the nozzle.

Heat source: Laser
Laser resonator: Direct Diode 1.0 kW, 2.0 kW, 4.0 kW, 6.0 kW
Spot diameter: To suit the application
Material: Metal powder

 

 

Wire arc AM

Advanced additive manufacturing (AM) technology integrated into multi-tasking 5 axis machining centre.

  • Produce parts in the minimum amount of time – ideal for prototype component production
  • Deposit a different kind of material on a base material for increased versatility

Wire arc AM is suitable for a variety of processes, such as; component near net shape, repair of molds, and other AM applications.

Additive Manufacturing Method

Metal wire melted by an electrical arc is deposited on a base material. Programmable welding automation is performed.

Heat: Electric Arc
Type of arc: MIG
Max. current: 300 A
Material: Metal wire Φ1.0 mm (Φ0.04“), Φ1.2 mm (Φ0.05“)

 

Applications

Near net shape

A near net shape workpiece normally requires a casting to be produced. With additive manufacturing technology, the casting process is not necessary for considerably reduced production time.

Tire Mold (Automotive)

Base material: A5052
Added material: A5356

Shaft (General Machinery)

Base material: SUS316
Added material: Inconel 7 18

Screw Conveyor (General Machinery)

Base material: SUS304
Added material: SUS316L

     

Adding a surface coating

Material cladding can be performed on a different type of base material to increase durability.

Impeller (Automotive)

Base material: SUS316
Added material: Stellite #6

Roll die Cutter (Die and Mold)

Base material: S45C
Added material: HSS

Blade (Agricultural Equipment)

Base material: SUS304
Added material: Tungsten Carbide

     

Repair

For the machining of a repair part, additive manufacturing and finish machining can be performed in a single workpiece setup.

Turbo Impeller (Automotive)

Base material: Inconel 718
Added material: Inconel 718

Sheet Metal Mold (Die and Mold)

Base material: SKD61
Added material: SKD61

   

 

INTEGREX i-AM Series

Laser Metal Deposition

Integration of DONE IN ONE multi-tasking machines and additive manufacturing technology

  • Wide range of specifications and options to meet your production requirements
  • Large Y-axis stroke for expanded machining capability
  • Gantry type AM head separate from milling spindle for increased versatility
  • Laser metal deposition suitable for applying different types of metal

Gantry type AM head increases versatility

Since the AM head is not integrated into the milling spindle, machining versatility is increased. 5-axis metal deposition can be performed.

  • Reliable and robust AM head with coaxial powder flow nozzle and internal liquid cooling.
  • Closed-loop process monitoring for safe and stable metal deposition.
  • Continuous control of the laser to avoid overheating of the part.
  • Reduce defective parts and improve productivity.

 

INTEGREX i-300S AM

  • Laser resonator: Direct Diode 2kW
  • Spot diameter: Φ2.2mm (Φ0.087")

Integral spindle/motor

Thanks to the integral spindle / motor design, vibration is minimized during high speed operation to ensure exceptional surface finishes and maximum tool life.

Designed for high speed and high accuracy 

 

VARIAXIS j-AM Series

Laser Metal Deposition or Wire Arc AM

Integration of high accuracy simultaneous 5-axis machining center and additive manufacturing technology.

  • High rigidity tilting / rotary table ensures high accuracy machining
  • Laser metal deposition and wire arc AM are available to meet workpiece requirements
  • Excellent accessibility to table and magazine located in front of machine provide exceptional ease of operation

Head for Laser Metal Deposition

Laser head located near the spindle performs 5-axis metal deposition.                                                                                                                  

 

Head for Wire Arc AM

Torch near the spindle performs 5 -axis metal deposition. The compact torch provides excellent accessibility to the workpiece

 

 

VARIAXIS j-600/5X AM

  • Laser resonator: Direct Diode 2kW
  • Spot diameter: Φ2.2mm (Φ0.087")

  • Type of arc: MIG 
  • Max. current: 300 A

 

 

 

Designed for high speed and high accuracy