3/9/2020

Software Enables Hybrid and Additive Manufacturing in One Process

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OPEN MIND Technologies AG offers an additive manufacturing (AM) capability option in hyperMill CAM software to support 3D printing/additive processes that also provides efficient hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive processing on one machine.

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OPEN MIND Technologies AG offers an additive manufacturing (AM) capability option in hyperMill CAM software to support 3D printing/additive processes that also provides efficient hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive processing on one machine.

For highly complex five-axis simultaneous processing, the software enables an array of flexible options for directed energy deposition processes and wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). Both laser-based powder nozzle machining heads and WAAM can be controlled using the software for selective material deposition, as well as conveniently programmed and automatically simulated for collision avoidance.

Using powder bed fusion and any necessary rework, hyperMill supports the full potential of AM. The software also enables users to perfectly program the cladding and milling together. True-to-detail additive and subtractive simulation as well as stock tracking between the individual process steps guarantee the greatest possible reliability.

Key additive applications include repair of damaged components, cladding of additional surface skins, or creation of new components from a substrate. This also creates totally new options for combining different materials, such as when high-quality material layers have to be applied to carrier materials.

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