Hybrid Additive Manufacturing combines an additive metal deposition process with the traditional CNC machining subtractive process to produce highly complex prototypes and finished parts using a single machine tool setup. This tutorial illustrates the Hybrid Additive method on a rotary part.
Created with NX CAM 10.0.2
The additive process begins with a machine capable of laser deposition. The part is created by fusing material that originates in the form of a powder, layering the material in a series of steps that eventually form a 3D component. The subtractive process involves removing material using traditional CNC machining methods. Both processes can be used during programming.
Note: Additive Manufacturing requires the purchase of an additional license.
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About the Author
Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.