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Continued growth for 3D Printing Studios

Increasing demand for high volume additive manufacturing of high-quality plastic parts has led 3D Printing Studios to invest in a second EOS P 396 for their Sydney facility, just one year after the purchase of their first EOS P 396 Industrial 3D Printer for Plastic Parts.

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Tech tip: restarting programs on a Mazak laser

During laser-cutting operations, users may run into a scenario where a program needs to be restarted. A situation may occur after stopping the machine to check for cut quality or after a collision. Depending on the situation there are multiple ways operators can efficiently resume a program on a Mazak laser. The three most effective methods laser operators can utilise to perform a program restart are through the FEED HOLD, RESTART function, or the GOTO method.

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Mazak Lathe Tools Explained

A lathe is a machine tool that rotates, or turns, the metal workpiece around an axis of rotation, with tools applied to cut the metal and form a final symmetrical part or component. Modern lathes are usually computer numerically controlled (CNC) in which the lathe’s operations are programmed by an operator.

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Kalgoorlie business thrives under pressure

Hydramech Engineering was founded in West Kalgoorlie in 2013. The start-up involved one man and a lathe in the back of a mobile plant workshop. The idea was simple - build quality components, have the ability to warrant and support those components, and take away the external influences which affect quality and customers.

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Why you need a high power fiber laser cutting machine

Not so long ago 4kW laser cutting machines were the trend. Today the trend is for laser-cutting machines with 6kw power or more. The high power fiber laser category is now approximately 80 percent of Mazak’s laser cutting sales. When you look at the benefits of high power, it makes sense why trends are focused in that direction.

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Technology and innovation will help Australian manufacturers to remain competitive

Manufacturing has always been defined by relentless innovation. Across industries and around the world, manufacturers have pursued cutting-edge technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, from the rise of NC and CNC machining to today’s fully interconnected and online facilities. And in response to the pressing issues of our time, such as the widening skills gap or the rise of mass customization, Mazak have sought to provide state-of-the-art solutions that make it possible for operators to be more productive than ever before.

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Siemens 3D Printed Gas Turbine Blades

The collaboration between Siemens, Material Solutions and EOS demonstrates that 3D metal printing is a reliable and proven technology viable even for “moving” applications, without any compromise. In focus: developing a new turbine blade. The part was developed together with Siemens NX, built on EOS systems and produced by Material Solutions.

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