M&H expands the machinery at the site in Ilz. At the forefront of a series of new investments are two high-tech plants from the German technology group SLM.
Demanding applications with high productivity: 3D printing pioneer M&H has now designed its machinery even more specifically for this purpose with new acquisitions worth millions. Two SLM systems are currently proving these demands: The two Type 280 systems are high-performance multi-laser machines developed for mass production. Decisive advantage: Bidirectional powder recoating helps to shorten manufacturing time by applying a new powder layer in both directions without having to return to an “initial position”.
For CEO Patrick Herzig, the two new acquisitions represent a massive upgrade of the machine park: “With this, we further secure quality and productivity in our company. The innovative machines enable us to further expand our competencies and thus our scope of services in a comprehensive value chain at the Ilz site.”
New: High-tech machining center
Also new in the M&H portfolio are a vibratory grinding system for precise surface treatment and the DMU 60 eVo universal machining center: the system – with 600 x 500 x 500 millimeters of installation space – enables highly dynamic 5-axis simultaneous machining up to milling-turning. “The combination of 3D printing and classic manufacturing processes is the key to highly effective components,” states Herzig confidently. Also new to the East Styrian infrastructure is a plastic printer from 3D printer manufacturer HAGE in Obdach, Styria.
Air conditioned infrastructure
In addition to the investments in the expansion of the machine park, the production facilities were also air-conditioned. “This creates ideal conditions for a high-precision manufacturing process,” emphasizes CEO Herzig. The comprehensive upgrade of the machine park is completed by a new heat treatment furnace, which is capable of improving the mechanical properties of manufactured components at up to 1,150 degrees.