Cybaman Technologies to unveil its Laser Direct Metal Deposition system at EuroMold

November 18, 2014

The UK’s Cybaman Technologies will use the EuroMold 2014 event to launch its new Laser Metal Deposition system, based on the company’s Cybaman Digital Manufacturing Platform.

The company’s 6 axis machine, originally designed as a high precision subtractive machining system, now has the capability to operate as an Additive Manufacturing system using laser direct metal deposition or as a hybrid additive and subtractive machining system.

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The Cybaman digital manufacturing system, with its patented work-piece manipulation concept, is stated as the ideal platform for laser direct metal deposition as it enables the deposition process to remain in sympathy with gravity at all times, eliminating the need for building supports even on components which require constant changes in orientation. The Cybaman concept uses a wide range of readily available standard metal wires to achieve volume deposition from its innovative nozzle system.

This additive technique, employing layer-by-layer laser fused metal deposition, enables the Cybaman system to produce components directly from a computer model with functional properties that have been shown to be largely equivalent to conventionally produced wrought and cast alloys. Build materials currently include steels, steel alloys and titanium, and the concept has the capability to operate with a much larger range of materials, making the system ideally suited to a wide range of applications across multiple manufacturing sectors.

Unique features of the Cybaman design include the ability to achieve high volume deposition with multiple wires of the same type or mix different metals during the process to allow the deposition of alloys. Precision control over the individual wire feed units guarantee repeatable results in terms of deposition rate, volume and material mix, in the case of alloys. Power for the deposition process comes in the form of a 400 W SPI water cooled fibre laser, with options available for higher power lasers if required.

The Cybaman system includes a 250mm3 working volume. Deposition and component build rates vary depending upon the material and application, but typical rates are anticipated to be between 10 and 150 cm3 per hour.

Cybaman Technologies can be found in Hall 11, Booth E60 at EuroMold 2014.

www.cybamantech.co.uk 


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