MEBA Metall-Bandsägemaschinen GmbH, Westerheim, Germany, has introduced a new bandsaw system for the separation of metal additively manufactured parts from the build plate. The new MEBA3D metal bandsaw incorporates a moveable and precisely alignable clamping device to hold the build plate at the correct angle, enabling the gentle removal of AM workpieces.
The company has been involved in the development of metal bandsawing machines since 1958, and believes that its new technology can offer faster processing times and very good cutting results at lower costs than existing build plate removal technologies.
Compared with conventional productions processes such as wire eroding, MEBA reports that its sawing concept is less complicated, with only a few operating steps. The acquisition and maintenance costs are also said to be significantly lower, thanks to the long service life of the sawblade.