With the LASERTEC 65 3D, DMG MORI expands its product portfolio in the field of additive manufacturing by means of a powder nozzle. Based on a 5-axis machine tool, the new, compact model manufactures generatively without interruption, while post-processing occurs on external milling units. So already existing machining centres are used simultaneously to the setup process, and the production capacities are thus optimally utilised. Compared to the LASERTEC 65 3D hybrid, the LT 65 3D has an approx. 40 percent larger work area in combination with a footprint which is reduced by about 45 percent.
The machine is designed as purpose-built solution for prototype construction, small series and repairs as well as coatings. With the fixed integration of the laser head into the headstock, the it has maximum traverse paths of 735 x 650 x 560 mm in the X-, Y-, and Z-axes, so that 3D workpieces with large dimensions and weighing up to 600 kg can also be setup.
A high degree of user-friendliness is guaranteed through the specifically developed software with user-oriented surface and integration of CELOS. It enables integrated monitoring for highest process reliability and quality assurance. Moreover, it enables continuous molten pool analysis via process camera and automatic control of the laser power in real-time for homogenous component quality. From 2018, reactive materials like aluminium or titanium can also be processed on the LASERTEC 65 3D.
With regard to the whole process, DMG MORI includes Siemens NX as hybrid CAD/CAM module for additive and subtractive programming in its portfolio. The software package thus covers the whole process chain from product development and construction to production and includes unique laser deposition strategies as well as 3D simulations for process and collision control.