3-D Metal Printing with MWES

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Check out the Additive manufacturing demonstration system during
IMTS at the KUKA booth N-6200

Additive manufacturing commonly referred to as Industrial “3-D Metal Printing” is a digital process, which uses 3-D design data to build components in layers by depositing material.

MWES Provides:
• Strategy for manufacturing of the workpiece
• Preparation of the slicing program
• Translation into the robot path program
• Process development for the laser welding
• Laser delivery system
• Hot wire feed of material
• Dynamic deposition measuring to compensate for adverse conditions

Midwest Engineered Systems has partnered with several international industry leaders to develop a complete and scalable additive metal manufacturing solution.


kuk_logo_Pantone021C_Kontur877C_Verlauf_90-100_151014_sczKUKA: KUKA offers a unique and wide range of industrial robots and robot systems, covering all common payload categories and robot types.
A KR60HA KUKA Robot is being used in this 3D Additive Manufacturing System


esabESAB: ESAB is a world leader in the production of welding and cutting equipment and consumables. Their innovative, world-renowned equipment and solutions are developed with input from their customers and built with the expertise and heritage of a global manufacturing leader.


IPGIPG Photonics: The YLS series fiber laser is used in this additive manufacturing system, with output powers up to 100 kW. It was developed as a complete system for industrial applications. It has garnered wide acceptance in the very demanding automotive, aerospace and oil and gas industries.


PrintLaser Depth Dynamics: This system features Laser Depth Dynamics’ LD-600 unit with patented Inline Coherent Imaging (ICI) technology. ICI allows 3-Dimensional visualization, diagnosis and real-time monitoring of laser processes, including direct online weld penetration monitoring.


laser-mechLaser Mechanisms: Laser Mechanisms is the recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems.
Laser Mechanisms’ products are used in every type of industrial application including cutting, welding, drilling, scribing, surface treatment and other processes.


laser-metLasermet: Lasermet’s experience and knowledge in the field of laser safety, puts it in a strong position to define laser safety products and services, which meet the laser safety standards’ criteria. As a result, Lasermet designs, manufactures and installs an extensive range of products covering all aspects of laser safety.


millerMiller: Miller is about building things that matter. They lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting the critical needs for welding safety and health. The Miller Electric Auto 300 hotwire power supply is used in this 3D Additive Manufacturing System.


Template with all colors in itSMU (Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing): The Centers’ mission is to promote and apply university-led advanced manufacturing and development work for the benefit of industry and to educate and train a new generation of engineers and researchers in manufacturing engineering. SMU provides laser welding process development and testing.


To learn more about additive metal manufacturing and how we can help you with your 3-D metal printing, prototyping, and small batch manufacturing, Visit us at IMTS in the KUKA booth N-6200.

IMTS is open on Monday, September 12- Saturday, September 17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  Register Here 

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