additive manufacturing, Cube for the shape: This is how the first 3D printer from
the CHIRON Group got its name. According to the objective of the development,
the AM Cube should be very versatile: It can be used to produce semi-finished
products, repair components or apply coatings. It should also be "easy to
use" and be used predominantly in mechanical engineering, tool
manufacturing, energy production and aerospace.
is exactly where the particular challenge for the CHIRON Group's Additive
Manufacturing team lay. They had to design a practical solution for the
industrial use of laser deposition welding, which would meet the
customers' high requirements. But there is currently no magic formula for
either the best possible process or the ideal materials – such as the quality
of the powder or the properties of the welding wires. A further focus was the
safety-technical equipment of the system. The required expertise to develop a
convincing solution from the still young technology, was and is being
significantly built up and further developed by the CHIRON Group.
ensure that customers can use the AM Cube in a variety of ways, the team
working for Axel Boi, Head of Additive Manufacturing, developed a platform: A
five-axis system for the construction, coating and repair of cubic components
and a four-axis system for shaft processing. All core components are fitted to
the base with a modular design and are housed in a laser-proof and gas-tight
cab. Peripherals such as the laser source, wire feeder, cooling system and
control cabinet are positioned outside. The modular design allows for
adaptation to specific customer requirements and also further variants in
future too, such as with automation solutions.
AM Cube put to the test
the Swiss company Stellba AG, the CHIRON Group was able to win a pilot customer
that couldn't be more suitable: Stellba repairs and coats components of water,
steam and gas turbines and has a lot of experience in the fields of coating,
additive metal processing and laser welding, so it's the perfect customer to
put the AM Cube through its paces under real production conditions.
… and at the OPEN HOUSE ONLINE
Who would like to know
more: Axel Boi is gladly available for a consultation. On request also in
direct user dialogue with Fouad Cheaitani, Customer Support and Business
Development at Stellba. Axel Boi also presents the AM Cube outside the OPEN
HOUSE ONLINE on site in Tuttlingen. As soon as circumstances permit, we look forward to a personal meeting. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Axel Boi, Head of
Tel. +49 7461
Axel Boi (left) and Fouad Cheaitani (right) from Stellba are looking
forward to the professional dialogue with you.