MC Machinery Systems, Inc., wholly owned by Mitsubishi Corp., announces its partnership with Matsuura Machinery Corporation, Fukui City, Japan, in introducing the new LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine to the North American marketplace. Matsuura’s laser sintering hybrid milling machines have been sold specifically in the die and mold industry in Japan and Asia.
Technical centers located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New Jersey are equipped with demo facilities and staff to serve the North American market and demonstrate the LUMEX Avance-25’s capabilities.
The LUMEX Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine relies on one-machine, one-process manufacturing of complex molds and parts by fusing metal laser sintering (3D SLS) technology with high speed milling technology. The machine enables production of complicated parts through total manufacturing by digital engineering, using 3D data. The machine achieves the highest accuracy in part fabrication since metal powders are melted and sintered via laser, while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds.
Die and mold application
Dies and molds with very complex geometries can be fabricated in one piece with high accuracy, shortening lead time and reducing manufacturing costs to a half or even a third of conventional methods. Also, 3D cooling channels can be incorporated into molds in the single setup, thereby increasing cooling efficiency and enabling high-cycle injection molding with better than ever quality and precision, reducing costs and improving efficiency.
Application to parts production
Differentiated original parts production with internal structures, thus far considered impossible, are feasible on this machine. What’s more, this metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine is capable of quick turn production of custom parts, whether prototypes or small production run parts.
MC Machinery Systems, Inc.
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