AgieCharmilles Laser S Textures Parts with Greater Security
Shops that need an efficient surface texturing solution for product design and moldmaking may find the AgieCharmilles Laser S series from GF Machining Solutions to be the answer.
Available from GF Machining Solutions, the AgieCharmilles Laser S series texturing systems are designed to reduce errors and save time on the most challenging surfaces of molds and other parts. According to the company, the systems reduce quality deviations without additional machining process by providing a digital alternative to conventional and manual surface texturing methods.
The system is said to make difficult-to-realize designs easiery to generate for more creative freedom and faster time to market, especially in industries such as automotive, and information and communications technology (ICT).
The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
In titanium, significant savings and process efficiency can result from the simple fact that abrasive waterjet cutting leaves the remaining stock intact.
At first, abrasive waterjet machines were naturally at home in the fabricating shop. Today, certain models resemble a typical, fully enclosed CNC machine and they fit well in a machining job shop setting.