Five axis machine for laser processing of 2D or 3D components
- October 17, 2018
TRUMPF has introduced the TruLaser Cell 3000, a five axis laser machine for cutting, precision welding and additive manufacturing.
The machine provides laser processing of small or midsized 2D or 3D components.
The TruLaser Cell 3000 is offered with the laser metal deposition (LMD) technology package as an addition to TRUMPF’s Additive Manufacturing systems portfolio. This additive manufacturing process is used for 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.
This technology is suitable for one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With solid state laser options providing up to eight kilowatts of laser power, the machine is able to process many materials including nonferrous metals. Processing metals is made simpler as 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.
The TruLaser Cell 3000 requires only a minimum floor space since the electrical control, cooling units and laser optics are all integrated into the machine. Its modular design allows the laser machine to adapt to different requirements in the production environment.