GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS’ Mikron MILL E 500 U high-efficiency five-axis milling machine and CUT AM 500 horizontal wire EDM machine provide those operations producing medical-device components with the critical subtractive manufacturing capabilities they need, within additive manufacturing part production. Both machines work seamlessly alongside GFMS additive manufacturing systems for complete medical part processing and optimized workflow.
To mill-off build supports and perform secondary machining of additive produced parts themselves, the Mikron MILL E 500 U features a large swivel range from 65° to +120°, and the capacity for additive parts weighing up to 450 kg. With its tilting, swiveling table, the machine also allows users to process a wider range of parts.
The Mikron MILL E 500 U’s powerful 20,000-rpm Step-Tec spindle takes on rough milling and drilling operations – and increases metal removal rates by 20 percent over previous models. Its stable C-frame cast iron construction reduces vibrations for increased precision and repeatability, while large guideways, a double side-supported rotary table, and optimized chip evacuation enhance reliability and part quality.
Designed specifically for the additive manufacturing process, the CUT AM 500 horizontal wire EDM makes it easy to quickly separate AM metal parts from build plates while maintaining geometrical accuracy and ensuring assembly readiness. The machine is a fast, precise, affordable, and automation-ready alternative to the use of standard vertical EDM equipment or band saws to separate parts from build plates.
In addition to improving overall efficiency, the CUT AM 500 also resolves a number of quality barriers encountered by manufacturers created by the use of band saws, including (but not limited to) geometric inaccuracy, loss of workpiece material (kerf), and damage to the part. Learn more at www.gfms.com