Hybrid Milling Machine Fuses Metal Laser Sintering and High Speed
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. will exhibit the Lumex Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine at Amerimold. The hybrid milling machine is a powder bed metal AM platform with subtractive machining capability. It relies on one-machine, one-process manufacturing of complex molds and parts by fusing metal laser sintering technology with high speed milling technology. The hybrid technology creates a “finished” part with machined surface finish and accuracy, without inducing the additional variation from multiple machine setups and part handling. It achieves accuracy in part fabrication since metal powders are melted and sintered via laser, while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds. It can incorporate 3D cooling channels into molds in the single setup, increasing cooling efficiency and enabling high-cycle injection molding with quality and precision, reducing costs and improving efficiency. The company will also host a demonstration of the hybrid milling machine with Custom Mold & Design at Amerimold.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.