MC Machinery Systems’ Wire-Laser Metal 3D Printer Uses Commercially Available Welding Wire

MC Machinery Systems has introduced the Mitsubishi AZ600 wire-laser metal 3D printer. Applications include rapid prototyping, mold and die, one-offs, short runs, mass manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and tooling.

With the same proprietary wire-feeding technology used in the manufacturer’s wire EDMs, a simple command on the machine’s CNC feeds the exact amount of wire to the target location. The feedstock, commercially available welding wire, is in front of the machine to simplify replacement.

The laser oscillator and processing head help prevent material oxidation, and a low-spatter process helps keep the inside of the machine clean. Parts manufactured using other processes can be incorporated into the 3D printing process, making it effective for build-up welding.

Courtesy of MC Machinery Systems.

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