ADDiTEC launches deployable Performance AMRC-P
The 'Additive Manufacturing Robot Cell - Portable' allows for parts to be printed, on-demand, from anywhere
ADDiTEC, a metal additive manufacturing solutions and applications company, launched its newest portable robotic system, the Performance AMRC-P (Additive Manufacturing Robot Cell – Portable) at RAPID+TCT, earlier this month.
The Performance AMRC-P makes forward-deployable, on-demand manufacturing a reality. The Performance AMRC-P’s production-ready capabilities allow for parts to be printed, on-demand, from anywhere – eliminating the need for long lead times associated with traditional manufacturing methods. The system also supports the printing of reactive metals such as titanium.
“We are delighted to bring this high-specification product to market. It is the culmination of more than seven years of laser DED experience and provides a state-of-the-art capability enabling large applications and material possibilities not seen before. We are excited to see the many first-of-a-kind applications this product will unlock,” said Brian Matthews, CEO of ADDiTEC.
The Performance AMRC-P is equipped with powerful, easy-to-use software tools that simplify the printing process for both novice and expert users. Its high degree of flexibility allows users to tailor their printing parameters to their specific needs.
Its advanced features include a 6kW fiber laser configured deposition head, and closed-loop process controls – affording high deposition rates of up to 4kg/hr for titanium. The system can print large parts – up to 1.8m in dimension – and can achieve intricate geometries with its multi-axis robotic architecture. To enable this, ADDiTEC has partnered with major industrial robot brands – allowing for the seamless integration of large-scale robotic 3D printing. The system can print in a wide range of materials including aluminum, copper, carbon steel, mild steel, stainless steel, Inconel, and titanium.
Last year, the company partnered with Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal, a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), from the Department of Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, to develop new ways of producing biocompatible bone implants with improved properties – with a focus on enhancing the Ti-6Al-4V material.