Mitsui Seiki Single-platform hybrid vertical machining centre
UK – Mitsui Seiki has developed a single platform hybrid vertical machining centre (VMC) able to create in a fully integrated cycle 3D printed parts from scratch, add material to existing workpieces as well as performing conventional subtractive cutting for material removal. The machine combines traditional Mitsui Seiki machine tool build technology integrated with spindle–adapted laser Direct Energy Deposition (DED) / power feed nozzles. According to the company, the process is under full adaptive control as the workpiece is being produced thus ensuring that it is able to alternate back and forth between additive and subtractive cutting cycles.
2DCNC Machinery is the sole distributor for Mitsui Seiki in the UK.