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7/19/2018

Machining Center Combines 5 Axis Milling with Laser AM

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IMTS 2018: Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.

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Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines 5 axis machining with a Trumpf laser, providing both additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities. It enables complete part production on one machine.

The machine implements laser metal deposition (LMD) technology to provide users with the ability to cut parts of different sizes and shapes. LMD supplies powder from nozzles and performs laser melting and bonding to parent material. This enables the combination of various types of materials, as well as three-dimensional fabrication and cladding. Variable control of laser spot diameters (from 0.4 to 8.5 mm) increases efficiency and resolution, according to the company. This combination of features enables mid-process part inspection and material exchange, coolant use in the work envelope and greater process speed.

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Okuma America Corporation

South, Level 3, Booth 338500

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