CAM Software, CNC Machine, WAAM Process, quality monitoring

3DMP® technology combines the WAAM process with a robust CNC machine system, integrative CAM software and process-related quality monitoring.

Benefits

  • Higher deposition rates
  • Greater diversity of materials
  • Improved mechanial properties
  • Large volume parts
  • Economically efficient as of a batch size of 1
  • Reduction of manufacturing costs by up to 60%
  • Reduced number of manufacturing steps
  • Maximum material utilization
  • Outstanding design freedom

The 3DMP® Process Chain

3DMP® combines the technically mature and highly reliable arc welding method with the CAD data of the metal parts that are to be produced. The interface between the planning data of the engineers and developers, on the one hand, and the arc-welding machine, on the other hand, is our bespoke software that takes the CAD data and converts them into individual digital printing layers, the so-called CAM models. Then, the blank part is printed fully automatically and in a controlled manner. This step is followed by a 3D scan for quality control and finally the milling of the finished part.

WAAM technology

Arc Welding

In conventional welding, an electric arc is used to join metals. We make full use of our extensive expertise and the advantages of this mature technology in order to offer the layered printing of several metal layers in a fully automatic, digitally controlled and easy to use manner.

Wire instead of powder

3DMP® uses wire as the starting material.
Compared to powder, wire offers the following advantages:

  • Nearly 100 % material utilization
  • Easy storage
  • Low material costs
  • Easy handling
  • Optimum processability
  • Greater diversity of materials

arc machines

Engineering and Technology

The optional 3 or 5 motion axes provide maximum flexibility in terms of the component volume and enable the additive production of high-quality metal parts.

The maximum ease of use of arc machines, which is well known to the user, is guaranteed by the standard built-in control system, developed for toolmaking by the manufacturer SIEMENS.

During the design and construction of the arc machine series, the following points were the objectives and basic requirements:

  • Easy implementation into the customer’s production process
  • Easy operation of the machines

Optional equipment

  • Temperature tracking by integrated Sensortherm pyrometer
  • arc cooling system for local cooling by cooling gas
  • Automatic welding torch cleaning system
  • Titanium module
  • Table change (from 5 to 3 axes or vice versa)

arc60X

3-axis machining: Production of metallic components up to 3.0 m³ with a maximum mass of 3000 kg.

5-axis machining: Production of metallic components up to 0.8 m³ with a maximum mass of 500 kg.

arc40X

3-axis machining: Production of metallic components up to 0.72 m³ with a maximum mass of 800 kg.

5-axis machining: Production of metallic components up to 0.06 m³ with a maximum mass of 200 kg.

Are you interested in a particularly
cost-effective, fast and innovative production method?