The universal AgieCharmilles CUT AM 500—based on GF Machining Solutions’ more than 65 years of legendary EDM expertise—makes a significant contribution to the AM process: It is a fast, precise, affordable and Automation-ready alternative to using standard EDM or a band saw to separate additively manufactured parts from the build plate. The CUT AM 500 is the perfect complement to GF Machining Solutions’ and 3D Systems’ scalable, workflow-optimized DMP Factory 500, DMP Flex 350 and DMP Factory 350 3D metal printing solutions.
The CUT AM 500 resolves a number of quality barriers encountered by manufacturers who use a bandsaw to separate the workpiece from the build plate. These barriers include geometrical inaccuracy, loss of workpiece material (kerf) and damage to the part. The CUT AM 500 maintains the integrity of the part by avoiding part contamination and damage, an advantage that is particularly crucial in risk-averse sectors such as aerospace and medtech.