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Five axis laser drilling for aerospace and industrial gas turbine sectors

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DMG MORI has announced the new LaserTec 100/160 PowerDrill.

The company says it has developed the new drill with a view to an optimal ratio between installation area and workspace size. The new modular moving column concept with movable X and Y axes replaces the LaserTec 80/130 PowerDrill and offers constant rigidity in the entire working area. Larger travels in X / Y / Z up to 1,600 x 1,000 x 1,000 mm with simultaneously reduced footprint (12.7 m² / 14.7 m²) offer flexibility on the store floor.

The modular axis concept, with swivel axis in the tool and rotary axis in the workpiece or alternatively with swivel rotary axis in the workpiece, enables kinematics for every application—especially in bucket and combustor machining. Depending on the application, the machines are available with 9 kW to 23 kW fiber lasers as well as the PowerShape machine version for shaped-hole machining. Linear drives in the X and Y axes also ensure high dynamics with an acceleration of 7 m/s² and rapid traverses of up to 90 m/min.

The moving column concept offers users constant rigidity throughout the entire working area. With variable collimation, the laser’s focus size can be changed during processing without manual intervention. The LaserTec 100/160 PowerDrill can be equipped with different fiber lasers depending on the application. In combination with the newly developed laser control, up to 500 drill holes per second can be produced.

The LaserTec 100/160 PowerDrill are particularly targeted at the production of cooling guide vanes, blades, combustors and air holes in turbine parts for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine (IGT) sector.

More info on the LaserTec 100/160.

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