The new AM S 290 Tooling was created for mold and die manufacturers.
The new AM S 290 Tooling was created for mold and die manufacturers.

GF Machining Solutions has worked with additive manufacturing (AM) specialist EOS to develop the the AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling additive manufacturing system.

The new AM S 290 Tooling was created for mold and die manufacturers, and forms part of GF’s existing lines of AgieCharmilles wire and die-sinking EDMs, Mikron milling centers, Laser texturing centers and System 3R automation systems.

With the additive manufacturing (AM) provided by the AM S 290 Tooling, moldmakers can move thermal exchange closer to the surface of a mold, improving temperature homogeneity to reduce throughput times and increase part quality. The incorporation of additive manufacturing also lowers energy consumption and makes it possible to improve part designs through conformal cooling and heating channels.

The ongoing collaboration between GF Machining Solutions and EOS revolves around better integration of additive manufacturing for mold and die shops. The AM S 290 Tooling features controls and software that allow for easy and quick integration with existing machine tools and measuring devices.

This story is reprinted from material from GF Machining Solutions, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.