Mazak Corp. unveiled its newest machine, the Integrex i-400AM (additive manufacturing) Hybrid Multi-Tasking machine. As a fusion of additive technology (3D printing) and Mazak's advanced "Multi-Tasking" capabilities, the machine will significantly reduce part cycle times while providing high-efficiency done-in-one processing.
As a turnkey system, the Integrex i-400AM offers manufacturers an innovative alternative to conventional processing in terms of part design and machining. The technology is especially well suited for small lot production of very difficult-to-cut materials such as those used in the aerospace, energy and medical industries, said Mazak's information. With the additive capability, manufacturers can easily generate/clad near-net-shape component features then quickly complete them with high-precision finish machining operations - as well as laser mark parts if needed.