Metal 3D Printer Combines Laser Sintering and High-Speed Milling
Plustech Inc. introduces the Sodick OPM250 metal 3D printer in booth W782 at NPE2018. The printer combines laser sintering of metal powder and high-speed milling in the same machine. This can speed production of tooling components such as cores and cavities with conformal cooling channels. Additive manufacturing reportedly can produce in one piece components that would normally be assembled from multiple parts.
Moldmakers, industry consultants and technology suppliers collaborate to educate on plastics technologies.
This week, I use a hypothetical scenario in which a maker of wood-based products sells sticks to be used as tongue depressors, popsicle sticks and craft sticks to demonstrate targeted product writing.
MoldMaking Technology’s editorial team recaps some highlights from the show floor at NPE2018, including a technology slideshow, seven podcasts recorded live from the event and a video.