The company’s investments around its partnership with 3D Systems will help smaller manufacturers succeed with additive.
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With funding from America Makes, Optomec and MachMotion worked together to develop a retrofit additive manufacturing system for machining centers.
Recognizing several years ago that too many of its machinists were getting bruised and cut from bumping against boring bars and other sharp tools inside its lathes, this company was prompted to look for a simple way to cover these tools and protect its employees.
The company’s investments around its partnership with 3D Systems will help smaller manufacturers succeed with additive, Methods Machine Tools says.
This custom cutting tool manufacturer uses a 3D printer to provide customers with a physical prototype to view and handle, not just a part print illustrating its complex design.
The company now offers the thermoplastic for two additional machines in its line of FDM 3D printers.
Edited by Jedd Cole
DMG MORI’s Lasertec 4300 3D hybrid machine incorporates additive-directed energy deposition (blown powder) into a five-axis turn-mill machining center with a working area of 600 × 1,500 mm.