Nov.20, 2012

Additive manufacturing and machining are usually regarded as competing processes. However, the two technologies are being combined in a project at the French research center PEP: researchers use Delcam's PowerSHAPE CAD software and PowerMILL CAM system to finish machining of laser-sintered parts created on EOS 3D printers.

(Photo credit: Delcam)

PEP is the French plastic injection moulding technical centre. Created in 1990, PEP's mission is to increase the competitiveness of the plastic industry by innovation and high added value services.

PEP is equipped with advanced state of the art injection machines, metal laser sintering technologies, compounding machine, chemical laboratory, fully equipped design centre. In a recent project PEP acquired the Delcam software, including its PowerSHAPE, PowerMILL, PowerINSPECT and ArtCAM for electrode design, 2D and 3D milling, including support for continuous five-axis operation, and a technology for on-machine verification. The overall aim was to reduce programming and machining times, and the system also needed to offer the ability to develop specific macros and strategies for molding, aerospace and medical projects.

 

Source: Delcam

 

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