MetalWorm adds MW500 LAB Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing machine

June 7, 2024

June 7, 2024

MetalWorm has introduced the MW500 LAB Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy MetalWorm)
MetalWorm has introduced the MW500 LAB Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy MetalWorm)

MetalWorm Additive Manufacturing Technologies Inc, a spin-off of Intecro Robotics Inc, based in Ankara, Türkiye, has introduced the MW500 LAB, a Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machine designed to make high-quality Additive Manufacturing accessible to universities, research institutes, and industrial applications.

The MW500 LAB is engineered to handle workpieces up to ⌀500x500mm, with a payload capacity of 250 kg. At its core is the Fanuc CRX-5iA Cobot. Coupled with the Fronius CMT Technologies’ TPS400i or iWave 500i power sources, the MW500 LAB enables consistent, high-quality results across a wide range of applications.

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The proprietary MetalWorm Diagnostic and Tool Path Planning Software is a key feature of the MW500 LAB. This advanced software facilitates meticulous process planning and execution, enabling optimal performance and precision. Equipped with an array of sensors and cameras, the system offers comprehensive process monitoring and control, providing real-time feedback and adjustments for enhanced accuracy and efficiency.

The MW500 LAB is designed to work with a diverse array of materials, making it suitable for a variety of industrial applications. Its material capabilities include aluminium alloy, steel, stainless steel, Invar, aluminium nickel bronze, and nickel alloy. This versatility ensures that the MW500 LAB can meet the needs of various industries, from aerospace and automotive to medical and research sectors.

The MW500 LAB is said to provide a platform for material development, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process optimisation, and Digital TWIN research. By making advanced WAAM technology more accessible, the MW500 LAB supports the exploration and development of new materials and manufacturing techniques, driving forward the frontiers of Additive Manufacturing.

The MW500 LAB intended to up opportunities for collaborations with universities and research institutes, partnerships which can focus on process development and the execution of joint research projects. These collaborations aim to foster a rich environment of knowledge exchange and innovation, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

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