TWI-commissioned Trumpf 7040 Laser Metal Deposition system ready for use

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

TWI-commissioned Trumpf 7040 Laser Metal Deposition system ready for use
TWI’s new LMD system for large scale Additive Manufacturing and repair is now ready for use (Courtesy TWI Ltd)

TWI Ltd, headquartered in Great Abington, Cambridge, UK, has reported that the specially commissioned 7040 Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) system it recently acquired from Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany, is now ready for use. According to the company, the LMD machine, designed for large-scale AM and repairs, is the only one of its kind in the world.

The system includes a 50 µm nozzle positioning accuracy across its 4 x 2 x 1.5 m work envelope. It is also equipped with 7 axes, a Renishaw touch probe, a dual core LLK and a disc laser providing automatic spot size adjustment from 0.7–7 mm; offering unparalleled nozzle precision and accuracy and part referencing / scanning.

Those attending the TWI Additive Manufacturing Symposium at the AMP Technology Centre in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK, on November 26, 2019, will have the chance to observe the new system in action.

October 21, 2019

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