AM Platform Recycles Powder for Safety and Efficiency
The Lumex Avance-60 is a product from the Matsuura Lumex Avance series, which are now available in North America from Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. The series are made of powder bed, metal additive manufacturing (AM) platforms with subtractive capability that combine laser sintering and high-speed milling.
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The Matsuura Lumex Series is now available in North America with sales and technical support provided by Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.. The Matsuura Lumex Series is a powder bed metal additive manufacturing (AM) platform with subtractive capability. The Matsuura Lumex Series combines selective laser sintering (SLS) with high-speed milling (HSM), which is commonly called Hybrid AM. Matsuura’s unique machines manufacture highly complex integrated parts and molds in shapes and configurations that were once impossible using traditional milling methods.
The Matsuura Lumex Avance-60 can process parts ranging to 600 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm. The machine also has a high power 1kW fiber laser that significantly reduces sintering time. The Matsuura Lumex Avance-60 provides an increased speed of powder distribution to the table top surface along with a fully integrated, automatic powder supply, collection and recycle system. Metal powder materials are distributed automatically into the sintering chamber without operator contact, eliminating powder dispersion in the work area and preserving a safe environment. Unused powder is automatically collected, sieved and recycled.
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I saw my first 3D-printed hot runner manifold at K 2019 in Germany, but the system did not have a name yet. Fast forward to 2020 and it not only has a name, but it’s been successfully implemented in a number of applications across Europe. And today, it’s ready for the North American marketplace.
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