Mitsubishi Machinery Systems offers the Lumex Avance-25 hybrid machining center, designed for one-machine, one-process manufacturing of complex molds and parts by combining metal laser sintering (3D SLS) technology with high-speed milling capabilities. The machine enables production of complicated parts using digital engineering and 3D data. Because it melts and sinters metal powders via laser and mills them at high speeds, the machine is said to achieve high accuracy. The company says that the combination of technologies is intended to enable engineers to think outside the box of conventional manufacturing.
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