Hybrid Machining Centers for Seamless Subtractive/Additive Manufacturing

Feb. 4, 2021
Romi’s New Generation D Series vertical machines have hybrid manufacturing functionality, with three models that make the switch as simple as a tool change.

ROMI MACHINE TOOLS LTD. introduced a complete line of hybrid manufacturing machine tools that combine traditional machining operations with 3D metallic additive manufacturing. Romi’s New Generation D Series vertical machining centers are the basis for this family of hybrids and include the D 800, the D 1000, and the D 1250. The three models have a robust and heavy casting, roller guides on all axes, big plus direct-drive spindle, and a maximum machining volume of 31 x 24 x 25 in., 40 x 24 x 25 in. and 50 x 24 x 25 in. respectively.

Also available as a hybrid is the Romi DCM 620-5X five-axes vertical machining center.

Romi has made switching back and forth from subtractive machining to additive manufacturing as simple as making a tool change. The additive head is brought into position via an automatic tool changer, and the laser deposition additive process on the workpiece can begin. Material can then be added to the piece in the exact profile, amount and location desired. It is ideal for part repair, adding features, or intricate work where subtractive manufacturing would take more time, and produce more waste material.

The D-Series are fitted with thermal compensation monitored with sensors to improve precision. Each model features a Fanuc 0i-MF i-HMI CNC with a 15-in. touchscreen and a high speed and high-quality package that allows better performance during machining.

Designed and built based on extensive customer research, the New Generation Romi D Series vertical machining centers offer users higher productivity, robustness, and precision. Like all Romi machine tools, they are built with Romi made monoblock cast iron beds that absorb vibration and allow consistent production of highly precise parts. Learn more at www.romiusa.com

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