Open House 2016
Hermle launches affordable 5-axis machining centre
Additive manufacturing using MPA technology
Of course, Hermle was also showcasing its in-house developed MPA technology. It is a versatile tool for the generative creation of large-volume components offering a widespread field of applications. It is especially in the field of injection moulding and die casting tools where the MPA technology can play to its strength. One of its prominent features is the possibility to complement precast blanks with additively applied components. The results are hybrid-manufactured components entering new dimensions in additive manufacturing with weights up to several hundred kilos and dimensions larger than 500 mm in diameter, Hermle explains.
Moreover, copper elements can be embedded whereever a conformal cooling layout with cooling channels is not possible due to design constraints.