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21.06.2021

The AM Cube: The combined solution for generative manufacturing

The AM Cube 3D metal printer: The automatic changing of the deposition heads is a key advantage of the AM Cube, and a true USP. The AM Cube 3D metal printer: The automatic changing of the deposition heads is a key advantage of the AM Cube, and a true USP.

The AM Cube 3D metal printer: The automatic changing of the deposition heads is a key advantage of the AM Cube, and a true USP.

With its three application heads, the AM Cube can apply both wire and metal powder in various phases of production.

With its three application heads, the AM Cube can apply both wire and metal powder in various phases of production.

The AM Cube 3D metal printer was a real hit at the OPEN HOUSE ONLINE last year, with its innovative technology enabling laser deposition welding with both types of feedstock material – wire and powder. The modern system for additive manufacturing has since proven its mettle in use with our customers in industry. Another new feature is the comprehensive documentation of the process data via DataLine AM and the ability to capture the welding process in real time using the digital VisioLine AM system.

Additive manufacturing has so many applications
Laser deposition welding with AM Cube is suited to a whole variety of different processes and industries: It is used in the mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing, energy production and even in the aerospace industry. From coating and repairing components to printing near-net-shape parts, there are so many applications for additive manufacturing.

The CHIRON Group has succeeded in offering two processes – laser deposition welding with both wire and power – from just one comprehensive system. A real advantage and unique feature of the AM Cube is that the deposition head can be changed fully automatically during the process, with up to three deposition heads in total.

The system has been part of the portfolio of the Chiron Group for two years, and is a combined solution for generative manufacturing. The AM Cube is designed using a Cartesian coordinate system, just like a conventional machining center. The laser deposition welding technology is especially well-suited to small quantities and large components with long procurement times and high material prices. This is particularly thanks to the AM Cube’s effortless switching from four to five-axis machining, achieving high order volumes while maintaining an excellent surface quality. The AM Cube can also operate unmanned, providing that all the relevant safety precautions are taken, for example, providing a protective atmosphere.

DataLine AM and VisioLine AM – New opportunities for processes optimization
At the OPEN HOUSE ONLINE from June 15 to 18 this year, experts from Additive Manufacturing presented the new digital systems for the first time. DataLine AM documents a variety of process data during deposition welding and displays them into an easy to understand visualization of the data, live on the monitor. The new digital system VisioLine AM allows systematic process monitoring via a camera system. Both systems build the foundation for a wide range of options to analyze the welding process and create new opportunities to optimize the manufacturing process.

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About the CHIRON Group

The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and mill-turn machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, aerospace industries and tool production.

The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the brands CHIRON, STAMA and FACTORY5, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability and heavy machining. FACTORY5 machining centers are ideally suited for high-speed machining of microtechnical components. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services. With products and solutions for additive manufacturing, the CHIRON Group supplements its core competencies.

Editorial contact:

CHIRON Group SE
Melanie Buschle

Kreuzstraße 75, 78532 Tuttlingen
T: (0 74 61) 940-3255
E-Mail: melanie.buschle@chiron-group.com