ETC Talks - Moonshot: Hybrid Manufacturing for Concrete Base Machine Tool

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When the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) sets a bold goal — such as 3D printing the Strati electric car live at IMTS 2014 — they call it a moonshot. IMTS spark will witness a moonshot that can change the trajectory of the U.S. machine tool industry. The “launching pad” of this effort is a 3D printed machine tool base with damping that is an order of magnitude higher than traditional castings and with capability for low-cost hybrid manufacturing.

 

In the final episode, a low-cost wire-arc additive manufacturing solution for the concrete base machine tool will be demonstrated. This episode will also discuss integration of the wire-arc solution with the smart control architecture demonstrated in Episode 3 of this Spark series, to achieve first part correct hybrid manufacturing. Example parts produced by the low-cost hybrid method and opportunities for retrofit solutions will also be reviewed.

Watch the four-part ETC Talk show series.

Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase

Type: Innovation Shakedown


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  • ETC Talks
  • Industry Expert

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