Matsuura has announced it will start selling its Lumex Avance-25 hybrid metal laser sintering and milling machine in selected European countries from 1 January 2016. The machines, which have been sold to the Asian and Japanese market since 2003, are primarily designed for the die and mould industry.
The hybrid Lumex Avance-25 machine combines additive powder bed fusion technology and subtractive high-speed milling technology in a single seamless process. The machine is said to enable the production of complex, precise moulds and parts through a combination of powder layer manufacturing and precisely milled surfaces.
The Lumex Avance-25 will be exhibited at the upcoming Formnext exhibition (17 to 20 November) in Frankfurt, Germany.