FIVE AXES, XXL, AND TITANIUM
A company waiting to premiere several products together at formnext is Hage Sondermaschinenbau. The Hage3D division of the Austrian company, which has longstanding experience in fused deposition modeling (FFF/FDM), will present a 5-axis printer, an XXL printer, and titanium printing in the SDS process.
According to Hage, the new 5-axis printer promises a high degree of reliability and precision thanks to an absolute encoder and ball screw drive in XYZ and two NC tilted axes. This allows even complex forms of up to 500 x 500 x 450 mm in size to be manufactured largely without supporting material. Using the 5-axis printer, Hage3D will present an example of 3-axis control and a work area capacity of 1,200 x 1,200 x 1,200 mm.
Besides the two machines, Hage3D will demonstrate the SDS process (shaping, debinding, and sintering). This Additive Manufacturing process, which was developed together with partner company OBE and the University of Leoben in Austria, uses among other things a special titanium composite material. This produces components that are nearly 100 percent titanium.
Hage Sondermaschinenbau at formnext 2017:
- Hall 3.0 - Booth F78