DMG MORI has unveiled its LASERTEC 125 3D hybrid. This is the latest 5 axis machining mechanism. It has incorporated laser deposition welding capacity for the additive manufacturing of multiple parts.
The latest system is designed for the maintenance, repair, and manufacture of workpieces. They are about 1,250 mm in diameter by 745 mm high and scaling up to 2,000 kilograms.
The LASERTEX 125 3D comes after the firm’s smaller design, the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid. The smaller model was unveiled in 2013. After that, the range increased to incorporate the LASERTEC 4300 3D hybrid mixing 3D printing.
This is by use of powder spout and turn-mill machining in a single work area. The next thing is the powder bed machines inside the LASERTEC SLM series.
The LASERTEC 125 3D hybrid is based on the engine tool firm monoBLOCK platform of the builder. It offers high dynamics repeatability and rapid build rates. This is as stated by DMG MORI.
The automated transition between laser toppling welding and concurrent 5-axis milling in a one set up. It helps to lessen the processing period by about 80 percent. Such savings are assisted by doing away with the requirement for heat processing as a separate procedure step. This is due to the ability of the machine to put material with the sturdiness of about 63 HRC.
The firm reveals that the LASERTEC 125 3D hybrid may as well generate lightweight structures. The structures lessen the weight of the pieces for about 90 percent. A selling point of laser deposition welding is the likelihood it provides to switch between two materials fast. This is following CNC like solid surfacing to lessen wear may be handled in one part.
Corrosion-proof welding for environmental protection may be handled in another. Instead, the cooling features of a section may be notably raised. As an example, a die fitting mould can be generated. This is by beginning with a bronze focus that distributes heat efficiently. Also, welding onto it an external skin of machine steel.
Such devices have come out as major processes for economical recoating and repair. This is as stated by DMG MORI. The destroyed area is set up through milling before the repair is done by laser deposition welding.
The section is after that completed in the last milling procedure. All in one set-up. The single processes are therefore mixed in a single machine minus jeopardizing other production resources.
Because of the accurate procedure control, the weld material deposited is of extremely high quality. The service of refurbished additions for a die molding mould, for instance, is 3x extended. This is more than if it had been fixed through manual welding.
The LASERTEC 125 3D hybrid can apparently be combined into a CAMCAD process sequence. It needs to be one that contributes significantly to increasing productivity. A high-performance hybrid CAM software for powder spout technology developed specifically for DMG MORI by Siemens NX.
It enables end-to-end programming of repairs. Users are able to switch seamlessly between laser deposition and machining welding in programming.