Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN), a U.S.-based manufacturer of CNC routers and customer of American Kuhne (Ashaway, RI), a provider of engineered solutions for plastics, rubber and silicone extrusion, announced that its developmental system for Large Scale 3D Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) performed well during initial testing through its entire operating range. The testing follows a July announcement of its LSAM program.
Kevin Slusarz, American Kuhne Vice President of Process Technology assisted in the start-up effort. “It is my pleasure to support Thermwood beyond the design phase. This was a good opportunity to combine our polymer processing know-how with Thermwood’s CNC technology expertise to advise optimizations to melt piping and tooling design for this unique application,” he said.