IMTS - Optomec Showcases Affordable Production Systems for 3D Printed Metals at the IMTS Conference

Highlighting its exhibition will be live demonstrations of an affordable hybrid CNC system that combines Optomec LENS technology for 3D printed metals with subtractive milling technology in a single machine tool.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optomec announced today that they will demonstrate the latest advancements and solution in production grade additive manufacturing systems at the International Manufacturing Technology Show this week. Highlighting its exhibition will be live demonstrations of an affordable hybrid CNC system that combines Optomec LENS technology for 3D printed metals with subtractive milling technology in a single machine tool. The IMTS Conference will be held from September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Optomec will be in booth #N-73.

Optomec is offering a variety of opportunities to learn about the latest breakthroughs in additive manufacturing and interact with technology experts, users and partners. A summary of these opportunities follow:

Optomec Presentations at general IMTS sessions:

Tuesday September 13th , at 9:45 am: "A Comparison of Inert and Open Atmosphere Laser Metal Deposition Systems", Jim Cann, Optomec. SKY Ballroom (Room W375-B)
Tuesday September 13th at 2:45PM: "New Innovations in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Systems", Jim Cann, Optomec, W190-A
Wednesday September 14th at 2:30pm: Media Briefing: "New Product Announcement- Affordable, Production Grade Hybrid and Additive Manufacturing Systems", Optomec Executives, Media Briefing Room, South Hall- S401.
Thursday September 15th at 9:00am: "A Hybrid Approach to Accelerate Adoption of Metal 3D Printing", Tom McDonald, W192-B
Optomec Private Presentations:

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th at 1:00pm: "Powdered Metals - What to expect when you Build Metal Additively", Doug Welter & Dr. Himanshu Sahasrabudhe, North Hall, Room N131:
Tuesday and Wednesday at4:00pm: "How Machine Tool Manufacturers Can Capitalize on the AM Megatrend." Ken Vartanian, North Hall Room N131.

Live demos of the Optomec/VIWA hybrid CNC system. Optomec partners, Industrias Viwa, S.A. a CNC machine tool builder from Mexico, and Centroid, a maker of CNC controllers, integrated LENS 3D printing technology into a 4 axis vertical mill. This event is a milestone and represents the first time a machine tool builder from Mexico has participated at IMTS. (Booth N-73)
Video and sample parts restored by the Rochester Institute of Technology using a LENS Hybrid VMC. (Booth N-73)
Live demos of the Optomec LENS Print Engine in Fryers new LaserFab 3D hybrid machine. Fryers LaserFab series feature a high power fiber laser and a high performance VMC for high speed machining. Standard features include a 1.5-second 24 tool ATC (Automatic Tool Changer), a 15,000 RPM inline spindle (30,000 RPM option), a high torque 30 HP motor and a super-fast 1,900 IPM rapid feed rate. Combined with roller type linear ways and heavy duty FEA designed castings, the LaserFab can print and finish machine parts to a 4-micron tolerance. (Booth S8719)
Optomec LENS Print Head on display in the Prima booth (Booth N-6776)
IMTS is the largest display and demonstration show of global manufacturing technology in the Western Hemisphere and the largest gathering of the technical experts that make it work. Click here for more general information about IMTS.

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomecs patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 200 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.

LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet and Optomec are registered trademarks of Optomec Inc.

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