HBD launches medium-sized six-laser HBD 400 metal Additive Manufacturing machine

May 7, 2024

HBD has added the HBD 400 to its mid-sized Additive Manufacturing fleet (Courtesy HBD)
HBD has added the HBD 400 to its mid-sized Additive Manufacturing fleet (Courtesy HBD)

Chinese metal Additive Manufacturing machine maker HBD has added the HBD 400 to its medium-sized line of Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) AM machines. The new six-laser HBD 400 has a 350 × 400 × 400 mm build chamber and is said to offer a significant breakthrough in production efficiency among metal AM machines of a similar size.

In addition to its multi-laser configuration, the HBD 400 is equipped with an intelligent variable-speed bidirectional powder coating system. This is said to intelligently identify additively manufactured parts and generate segmented variable-speed powder coating strategies, combined with dual blades bidirectional powder coating components, it reportedly significantly reduce Additive Manufacturing time and is able to recover un-sintered powder.

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The optimised stability performance of the machine is another attribute highlighted by HBD. The build chamber of the machine utilises an integrated structure, enhancing overall strength and rigidity while working to mitigate any adverse effects stemming from assembly errors. This fosters favourable conditions for achieving high precision and stability in construction, explains HBD.

Furthermore, the new machine features an optimised multi-laser automatic calibration system with a calibration accuracy of up to 0.05 mm, which is able to effectively improve build quality and stability.


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