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3-D Printing Tools for CNC Machines

Takumi USA recently partnered with 3D-Hybrid's Metal 3D Printing Tool to demonstrate one of the largest and fastest metal 3-D printers with full in-process machining capability, according to Karl F. Hranka, Founder of 3D-Hybrid.

"With Takumi's large double-column machining center and 3D-Hybrid's economical Wire-Arc Additive tool, we are breaking new ground in the market for a high precision, lower cost metal 3-D hybrid machining center," said Hranka.

"The Takumi H12 double-column machining center is the perfect platform to accept the integration of the additive process, due to the large work envelope and high speed machining capabilities," said a Takumi USA spokesperson.

The demonstration focused on matching the machine's strengths for producing very large, high precision parts found in the tooling, mold and die industries. "Large scale metal additive manufacturing (AM) applications can be realized with the technology on Takumi's machine," said Hranka.

Features and benefits of consolidating 3D-Hybrid's Additive Manufacturing Tool with a CNC machine tool include:

  • Single set-up and in-process machining
  • Simplified management structure and reduced learning curve
  • Reduced barrier to entry for metal AM
  • Repair and salvage applications
  • Just-in-time manufacturing, feeding wire to near net shape production
  • Reduced material costs on large parts
  • Multi-material parts.

Production metal 3-D printed parts require post machining to be joined to mating parts. "3D-Hybrid embraces that and is focused on evolving and advancing directed energy deposition technologies as 3-D tools for the CNC environment," said Hranka.

The company offers three metal AM technologies for CNC machines: Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing, Laser Metal Deposition and Cold Spray. "Together, these technologies can handle almost any metal AM application and alloy."

Takumi H12 specifications:

  • Table size: 59.1" x 37.8"
  • Table load: 5,512 lbs.
  • XYZ travels: 53.2" x 37.4" x 23.6"
  • XYZ rapids: 1,181 IPM
  • Direct drive ball screws
  • Spindle taper: BIG PLUS 40
  • Spindle RPM: 15,000 (direct drive)
  • Spindle HP: 20.1/24.8
  • Spindle torque: 105.5 ft-lbs.
  • ATC stations: 30
  • Machine weight: 28,600 lbs.

For more information contact:

Takumi USA

7220 Winton Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46268



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