Mazak and Oak Ridge Partner to Further Wire Additive R&D

October 2, 2019

Mazak Corp. a Florence, KY-based provider of machining solutions and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s manufacturing demonstration center in Oak Ridge, TN, have announced a cooperative research and development agreement. Working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, ORNL and Mazak will advance the use of hot wire deposition (HWD) in additive manufacturing.

Using hybrid multitasking HWD technology, the project looks to develop a closed-loop control system with the ability to make on-the-fly adjustments according to sensor feedback during the HWD builds. Such in-process adjustability ensures the consistency, quality and reliability of HWD additive technology, especially for aerospace, automotive and die/mold industries. Specific applications include the repair of turbine blades and other high-wear parts suchas engine blocks, cylinder heads, and molds and dies.

 

See also: Mazak Corp.

Technologies: Directed-Energy Systems

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