Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, has launched its new AZ600 metal Additive Manufacturing machine. Using wire-based Directed Energy Deposition (DED), combined with simultaneous 5-axis spatial control and coordinated control of machining conditions, the AZ600 is suited to maintenance repairs in the automotive, marine and aviation markets, as well as contract Additive Manufacturing services.
According to Mitsubishi Electric, the AZ600 is the first machine of its type that combines simultaneous 5-axis spatial control and digital Additive Manufacturing technology that precisely and cooperatively controls processing conditions. Due to its high precision, along with reduced energy consumption and waste, the new machine is said to help limit the environmental impact of manufacturing.
The AZ600 is available in two model versions, the AZ600-F20 with a 2 kW laser and the AZ600-F40 having a 4 kW laser. The machine allows a maximum workpiece build diameter of 500 mm and build height of 500 mm.
Mitsubishi will introduce the new machines at the Additive Manufacturing Expo, March 16-18, 2022, at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.