Mazak has been a pioneer in developing hybrid technology that combines the processes of additive and subtractive processes in a single machine tool. This unique approach enables the production of complex parts with high accuracy and precision.
The hybrid additive process uses either electric arc wire or powdered metal in combination with a fiber laser to build up material in specific areas of a part in the same machine tool that is then used to mill away excess material to achieve the desired shape and surface finish.
Mazak VC500A 5X HWD Hybrid 5
The Mazak VC500A 5X HWD Hybrid 5-axis vertical machining center employs hot wire deposition in synergy with 5-axis machining. The supplementary material, which may vary from the base substance, is utilized to boost the performance of components, especially in terms of resistance to wear or corrosion.
Impeller blades built up on hub with hot wire deposition and finish machined all in one set up on Mazak VC 500A 5X HWD 5 axis.