In this CNC machine video, watch additive manufacturing at work in a modified CNC machine. The deposition nozzle added to a machine tool streams liquid metal but functions just like any other CNC machine. These hybrid models are compatible with most machine tool systems, and can be programmed with G-code and M-code additions. Technology is constantly changing but it can pay to stay ahead. What’s next for your business? If you’re looking to increase your manufacturing efficiency, MachineMetrics can give you visibility into machines like the one in the video. This visibility and decreased downtime can save you time and money in manufacturing.
With additive manufacturing, it’s essentially a motion control problem. There are extruders, and you’re melting a powder bed, but it all comes down to control and multiple axes – the same technology that 5-axis machine tools operate. Read More