CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

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CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

Multi-axis laser fabricating

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The TruLaser Cell 3000 from TRUMPF is a five axis laser machine for fine cutting, precision welding and additive manufacturing.

This versatile machine offers cost efficient laser processing of 2D or 3D components, producing high quality results on small or medium sized components, claims TRUMPF. The TruLaser Cell 3000 will be featured with the new laser metal deposition (LMD) technology package – the latest addition to TRUMPF’s Additive Manufacturing systems portfolio. This additive manufacturing process is used for either cladding or to add volume and structures to existing parts. It uses a laser beam to generate a melt pool on the surface of the component (substrate) before a stream of metal powder is blown into that melt pool and fused to the substrate. Fabricators are able to apply highly precise layers, both in overlap and size, using this technology.

Suitable for one-off prototypes to high volume production, it’s designed to quickly and easily switch between various applications, such as precision cutting, welding, LMD or welding with a wire feeder. With solid state laser options providing up to eight kilowatts of laser power, the machine is also able to process a wide range of materials including nonferrous metals. This combined flexibility and performance is an attractive solution for job shops, automotive subcontractors, medical device manufacturers and countless others, says the company.

Processing metals with the TruLaser Cell 3000 is simple since the focal position is adjusted to the thickness of the sheet metal by the operating software. It is also possible to expand the diameter of the focus. This enables fabricators to cut materials of different thicknesses or to switch between welding and cutting applications without changing the focusing optics. Its modular design with integrated electrical control, cooling units and laser optics enables fabricators to easily add the laser system to any production environment.

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