HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Materials & Assembly

Combining 3D Printing & CNC Milling in 1 Machine

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Huge 3D printers
Ann R. Thryft   11/24/2014 11:50:09 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Huge 3D printers
Greg M. Jung   11/23/2014 4:30:52 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Huge 3D printers
Ann R. Thryft   8/12/2014 12:35:39 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
As part of a new DARPA project, Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic woman, was able to use neural implants to control a F-35 fighter jet in a simulator.
An app for your Android phone finds lighter materials for your design and even tells you how much each will save (or cost) you.
Italian robot maker Comau Robotics has introduced the small, quick Racer999 robot for assembly and packaging.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service