Matsuura Hybrid metal laser sintering machine premieres in Europe

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Japan/ Germany - Matsuura will start to sell its hybrid metal laser sintering and milling machine Lumex Avance-25 in selected European countries from 1 January 2016, the company announced.

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Hybrid metal laser sintering and milling machine Lumex Avance-25.
Hybrid metal laser sintering and milling machine Lumex Avance-25.
(Source: Matsuura)

According to Matsuura, the machines, which have been sold to the Asian and Japanese market since 2003, are designed for the die and mould industry. Now, with the current worldwide interest in additive manufacturing Matsuura decided to bring its hybrid technology to its European customers. The Lumex Avance-25 will be exhibited at the upcoming Formnext exhibition (17 to 20 November) in Frankfurt, Germany.

The hybrid Lumex Avance-25 machine combines additive powder bed fusion technology and subtractive high-speed milling technology in a single seamless process, the company says. The machine is said to enable the production of complex, precise moulds and parts through a combination of powder layer manufacturing and precisely milled surfaces.

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