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Combining 3D Printing & CNC Milling in 1 Machine

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Huge 3D printers
Ann R. Thryft   11/24/2014 11:50:09 AM
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Greg, I agree--I've seen several such combo machines come out since I wrote this post. The advantage is more than footprint reduction, though--it can also reduce setup time and labor, and sometimes materials usage as well.

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Greg M. Jung   11/23/2014 4:30:52 PM
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It seems that the main advantages of a 2 in 1 machine is less footprint space and the ability to automate the process more becuase the part can now be milled in the same machine it was fabricated in.  Since more and more of these types of matchines are being created, I'm assuming that the business case must be attractive for these types of capabilities.

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Huge 3D printers
Ann R. Thryft   8/12/2014 12:35:39 PM
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FRE's customizable robotic work cell reminds me of some recent large AM machines like Geiko's
http://3dprint.com/8835/japan-huge-delta-3d-printer/
We'll be showing some of these in a slideshow soon--stay tuned.

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