Sodick Unveils Its Own All-Rounder
In the OPM350L, Sodick now offers a machine that combines milling and Additive Manufacturing in one.
In addition to its 500-watt fiber laser for additive applications, the OPM350L houses a high-performance spindle capable of 45,000 rpm, a linear motor, an automatic tool changer, and an automatic tool-length measurement function for milling activities.
The unit can manufacture workpieces measuring up to 350 x 350 x 350 mm and weighing up to 300 kg. One area where the OPM250L could see use is in the production of injection-molding tools: Here, the machine is capable of 3D printing cooling channels of an optimized form and geometry and then proceeding directly to milling.