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Novicut-AM-3D - additive manufacturing cutting off

A high-performance Wire EDM cutting machine for individual cuts of additively manufactured components

Metal additive manufacturing has experienced an explosive growth across a range of industries, which has led to the emergence of more 3D printing metals systems and machines on the market. 
With new technology comes new problems and one of the non resolved problems till now is the efficient, economical parting of the workpiece from the baseplate.
Novick's innovative , precise and affordable solution for additive manufacturing cutting – created as the final missing step in the process chain.
This Wire EDM machine range is intended as an affordable option for removing metal 3D-printed parts from build plates.
It includes accurate cut positioning to minimise tolerance requirement of the printing area; easy, user-friendly handling, 
Force-less cutting = no parts or support breaking
Part  continous rotation possible,
Cutting under angle possible.

Minimal losses = 0.2 mm

Saving material, energy and printing time :

every part need 50 to 150 layers less than when parting with a sawing machine.

 

NOVICUT-M-AMC BOOSTS YOUR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY

 

HIGH SPEED WIRE CUTTING

Do you want to reduce your losses? - 3D PRINTING COST REDUCTION !

Our Novicut M AM machine let you generate great savings

Metal 3D printing ( Metal additive Manufacturing ) enables the creation of many complex models and impossible designs.

Yet, there are some limiting factors that complicate the 3D printing procedure.

The use of 3D printing support material is one of them.

Even if it is an essential parameter that leads to a successful 3D printing result, it is often an obstacle that may lead to part deformation, or leave marks on the 3D printed surface. 

Another Problem is the sticking of the finished part to the base plate.

And a very serious problem is damaging the part during the cutting off!

 

We do have the solution for all off this!

Our NovicutM-AMC is specially designed for separating additively manufactured components from their base plates.

The machinability of the materials can vary, but our cutting machine can handle them all.

NOVICUT-M amc - additive manufacturing cutting

High-performance molybdenum wire cutting machine for separating components made of materials that are easy to difficult to machine from their base plate using an additive manufacturing process.

    The Novicut-M AMC amc is specially designed to separate components made of materials that are easy to difficult to machine from their base plate using additive manufacturing processes.


    The missing step in the process chain has been thought through to the end:

    • Innovative Molybdenum wire-cut concept for additive-manufactured components
    • Exact cutting positioning for low pressure allowances : precision of 0.01mm
    • Simple, user-friendly handling
    • Neglectable material losses : 0,3mm
    • Affordable and very economical

    Machine specially developed for the cutting process of additively manufactured components based on reliable and proven technique

    High-performance automatic wire cutting machine for single or multiple cuts of additively manufactured components in light to heavy duty
    machinable materials

    Novick Europe introduces its Novicut-M- AMC-3D series

    Additive manufacturing cutting Machines

    High-performance wire cutting machine for separating components made of materials that are easy to difficult to machine from their base plate using an additive manufacturing process.

     

    Designed as an affordable and reliable wire EDM solution 

    to economically remove metal 3D-printed parts from their build plate.

    Based on our standard machine build since more than 20 year,

    The Novicut-M-3D can handle build plates ranging from

    300 x 400 mm to 500 x 1000 mm.

    Bigger sizes on demand!

     

    The Wire EDMs are equipped with a reusable Molybdenum wire feature, which quickly moves inexpensive wire from the source capstan, to the receiving capstan, and then back again so that the wire is continuously moving back and forth through the workpiece.
    The rapid speed of the wire (10 times higher than normal brass wire cutting machines) creates its own flushing so high-pressure pumps are not required.
    The Molybdenum wire is very resistant to wire breaks, offering an advantage over the brass wire that is typically used in a wire EDM.
    The dielectric used is a mixture of water and oil to reduce oxidation on the part surfaces.

    Build-support removal for 3d metal printed parts

    Guaranteed ZERO deformation of the part during cutting operation

    • DMSL-parts : Direct Metal Laser sintering

    • SLM-parts: Selective Laser Melting

    • SLS-parts: Selective Laser Sintering

    • DMP-parts: Direct Metal Printing

    • EBM-parts: Electron Beam Melting

    • EBS-parts: Electron Beam Sintering

    • Rapid Metal prototypes

    • All Metal 3D printing

    • All Metal DDM : Direct Digital Manufacturing

    Do you have following problems in your 3D metal printing?

    Novicut-M 3D can solve this problems for DMLS, SLS, SLM, DMP, EBM.

    How to remove 3D Metal Prints from the Bed?

    How to remove 3D Metal Prints from the Base Plate?

    How to remove the printed metal support from 3D Metal Printed parts?

    How to cut off the 3D printed metal part from the machine base plate?

    HIGH SPEED WIRE CUTTING VERSUS SAWING

    Are You still using a Sawing machine to remove the base plate from a 3d metal printed part?

    Disadvantages of a sawing machine to remove the base plate.

    • Dangerous machine for getting wounded at your hands.
    • Big sawing force can deform the part
    • Loss of at least 2 mm of material
    • Big "left overs" on the base plate
    • Low precision of cutting
    • No contouring, only straight cut possible!
    • No  3d cut possible.
    • High risk of breaking of fragile parts
    • Need special and expensive saw blades for hard materials and special alloys

    Novicut-M-3D: Affordable high-tech solution for the additive manufacturing industry

    Novick Europe has released the Novicut-M 3D-removal line, an affordable wire EDM specific to remove the base plate from 3D metal printing applications.

    This model is the latest addition to Novick’s M range of versatile economical wire EDM machines. As the capacity of additive machines continues to increase, it becomes increasingly important for wire EDM offerings to continue to accommodate the growing baseplate and support sizes, Novick says. With a 300 till 500-mm Z-axis stroke, the Noviform-M-3d is suited for the postprocess removal of 3D-printed parts, as well as the production of large molds and aerospace components.

    Like other models in the series, the WEDM offers an improvement to the company’s patented molybdenum re-usable wire technology.

    With this machine an affordable solution becomes available for every additive manuafacturer.

     

    Advantages of our system:

     

    • 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D cutting possible
    • Non contact cutting 
    • No single force is applied on the part
    • Cutting wide is max 0,20 mm
    • High precision cutting +-0,005 mm
    • Cutting off the parts from the base plate with only 0.2 mm losses
    • Affordable machine
    • Very low cutting cost (reusable molybdenum wire)
    • Different models and dimension available
    • High tech for a low price
    • Possible to cut-off in 3D, the support structures at a precison of 10µm
    • Low maintenance cost.
    • No dust
    • Accept cad files
    • Can load more than one plate for long unmanned running
    • possible to mount more base plates on the table for long run
    • C-axis is possible to cut REAL-3D
    • Rotary pallet system possible
    • Can run long time UNMANNED

    Which base plate or build platform fit on our machines?

    Most importan 3D metal printing machine makers from which our machine can seperate the parts from the base plate

    Basicly all the platforms/buildplates of following brands can be seperated from the parts in our differnt novicut-M models

    • AddUp (Michelin and Fives)
    • Additive Industries
    • Admatec
    • Arcam (GE additive)
    • Aurora Labs
    • BeAM 
    • Concept Laser (GE Additive)
    • Desktop Metal
    • Digital Metal
    • EOS
    • HP Metal Jet
    • Markforged Metal X
    • Stratasys
    • 3D Systems
    • Renishaw
    • SLM Solutions
    • Sisma
    • Trumpf
    • DMG Mori
    • Optomec
    • Sciaky 
    • InssTek
    • ExOne
    • Digital Metal
    • Vader Systems
    • Pollen AM
    • Cytosurge
    • Matsuura
    • 3DEO
    • Airwolf 3D
    • Xact Metal

    OUR 3 MOST COMMON MODELS

    Bigger model available

    machine Novicut-400M-III Novicut-600M-III Novicut-650M-II
    Size of worktable mm 590x440 800x580 920x620
    Travels(X/Y/U/V) mm 400x300x70x70 600x400x70x70 650x500x36x36
    Travels Z mm 250 - motorized 350 - motorized 450 - motorized
    Max.Cutting thickness mm 300 400 500
    Max.Cutting taper ° ±15°/80mm(with guider) ±15°/80mm(with guider) ±10°/80mm(with guider)
    Size of work tank(Internal effective size) mm 960x550 1190x650 1300x800
    Workpiece        
    Max plate size mm 300 x 300 (300 x400) 400 x 400 (400 x 600) 500 x 500 (500 x 650)
    Max.Workpiece weight kg 500 800 1200
    Max.Workpiece size - without base plate mm 300 x 300 x 400H 400 x 400 x 600H 500 x 500 x 650H
    Power supply system        
    Strandard configuration   3x380V 50/60Hz 3KVA 3x380V 50/60Hz 3KVA 3x380V 50/60Hz 3KVA
    Generator and machining technology        
    Max.Machining current A 15 15 15
    Max.cutting speed mm²/min 350 350 350
    Best roughness μm Ra≤0.8 Ra≤0.8 Ra≤0.8
    Size of water tank mm 900x500x570/180L 900x500x570/180L 1300x800x590
    Size of machine mm 2040X1600X1830 2400x1890x2060 2340x2025x2580
    Weight of machine kg 2280 2840 3215
             

    optional universal plate clamping system with single screw fixing (proto 2)

    Fast clamping of your base plate with one single screw or/and clamping with 4 screws (for fixing the by heat deformed base plates)

    Horizontal C- axis with fast fixing pallet

    Patented multi-layer easy clean filtering dielectric unit!

    isolates the dirty/clean dielectrical liquid and prolong the life of the emulsion and reduce your cost

    Easy cleaning of the dielectrical filters

    One of the most basic considerations before a technician prints a 3D part is how subsequent processes are affected by early workholding decisions.

    Shops that plan to take on more additive work may wish to consider machinery that is suited more specifically for this application, as the requirements of an additive part can be quite different

    As manufacturers accept and implement new technologies into their operations, downstream processes often need to be adjusted to accommodate the type of work that then comes down the pipeline. One example is additive manufacturing or 3D printing. While many of the first commercial 3D parts were for specialty aerospace and medical applications, the technology slowly but surely has crept into much broader manufacturing settings, including the mold and die industries. Because of the unprecedented nature of 3D printing, these adjustments touch all areas of machining processes. 

    Workholding

    One of the most basic considerations before a technician prints a 3D part is how subsequent processes are affected by early workholding decisions. One factor that complicates these decisions is the great variance in 3D printers. Some additive machine manufacturers come from the machine-tool world and have quickly leveraged that experience to provide easy solutions just as they would with a traditional CNC machine. Conversely, those that have led innovation specifically in 3D printing often have less experience with questions pertaining to workholding and so may require more ingenuity to strategize secondary operations.

    Naturally, one trend that is taking root quickly is for traditional tooling suppliers to partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for machines to provide integrated solutions. With validated systems at the OEM level, it is possible for tooling manufacturers to make the secondary operations just a little less laborious. Alternatively, for machinery without an established tooling solution, it may be possible to produce tombstones or other custom fixtures to expedite the setup process, though these would be less transferable from one operation to the next. For example, a part that requires both wire EDM removal and sinker EDM finishing likely would not be able to use a tombstone for both.

    Moreover, operators should be aware that because 3D printing is not a perfectly accurate process, virtually all applications would still benefit from the inclusion of reference or datum surfaces for more accurate pickups.

    Shops that plan to take on more additive work may wish to consider machinery that is suited more specifically for this application, as the requirements of an additive part can be quite different.

    Additionally, many shops would benefit from reviewing machine specifications in regard to the type of work that they do. Shops that plan to take on more additive work may want to consider machinery that is suited more specifically for this application, as the requirements of an additive part can be quite differently than other processes. Often, wire-EDM work on an additive part is limited to the removal of supports or of a baseplate, meaning that the goal is no longer fine finishing or extreme precision but capacity, cutting speed and reliability under unfavorable conditions.

    This change has put equipment manufacturers in a somewhat difficult predicament, as they design around very different specifications than those that the additive market demands. As additive applications continue to grow in size at a fairly rapid pace, the Z height required to machine these parts with EDM also continues to increase.

    And yet, while this application does not necessarily require an extreme surface finish and micron accuracy, the only machines capable of accommodating these large workpieces are often the premium, large-capacity models in the EDM lineup. These premium  very expensive models tend to offer many capabilities that, while impressive, are not strictly necessary for the application at hand, and thus add unnecessary cost.

    Moving forward, Novick developped low cost models that target the additive marketplace more adequately, with low investment cost, low wire consumption cost, with fast cutting speeds, few wire breakage and large capacity but without advanced technology for six-, seven- or eight-pass finishes. These machines will be a much better fit for the type of additive work that looms on the horizon without breaking the bank.

    Our 3D metal print cutting machine can handle :

    We cut every metal part in following materials (and much more) from the base plate:

    • TOOL STEEL (MS1 - 1.2709)

    • STAINLESS STEEL (PH1 - 1.4540)

    • STAINLESS STEEL (1.4542)

    • STAINLESS STEEL (1.4404)- 316L

    • STAINLESS STEEL (CX) - CORRAX

    • Maraging STEEL MS1 1.2709

    • STEEL-NICKEL (INVAR 1.3912)

    • ALUMINUM (ALSI9CU3)

    • ALUMINUM (ALSI10MG)

    • Aluminum AIF357

    • ALUMINIUM (ALMGSI0.5)

    • ALUMINIUM  (3.2371 | AlSi7Mg)

    • INCONEL (IN625)

    • INCONEL (IN718)

    • Hastelloy X® (2.4665)

    • COBALT CHROME (COCRW)

    • COBALT CHROME (COCR75)

    • NICKEL-CHROME (NI625)

    • NICKEL Based (NI718)

    • NickelAlloy IN718 / 2.4668

    • NickelAlloy HX / UNS 06002 

    • COPPER (RS-COPPER)

    • COPPER (CUNI2SICR)

    • BRASS (RS-BRASS)

    • TIANIUM GR. 1 (3.7025)

    • TITANIUM GR. 5 (TI6AL4V – 3.7164)

    • TITANIUM GR. 23 (TI6AL4V – 3.7165 ELI)

    • ZINK (ZAMAK 5)

    • ZAMAK (Z430)

    • COPPER - INDUCTORS

    • COPPER-ALUMINIUM (2.0921 | CuAl8)

    • ......... and much more

    Processes of additive metal manufacturing

    Selective laser melting is an additive manufacturing process used to build 3D metal objects using high-power laser beams. A thin layer of powder is applied to the build platform in the first construction process step with a squeegee (or a combination of several squeegees). A laser melts the metal powder with temperatures of up to 1,250 °C in the laser focus at the coordinates specified by a CAD file. The construction chamber is filled with an inert gas to prevent oxidation of the metal throughout the construction phase.
    Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a 3D printing process that uses laser radiation as an energy source to make 3D objects out of plastic. In the first step, a thin layer of powder is applied to the build platform using a squeegee, a combination of several squeegees, or a roller. The layer thicknesses range from 0.05 mm to 0.15 mm, depending on the resolution and installation. After the powder is applied uniformly, the construction chamber is heated to just below the melting range of the respective plastic and melted locally by a laser at the points where the component is to be formed. Subsequently, the build platform lowers by one layer of thickness and the process begins anew. The process repeats until the last layer of the 3D model has been printed.

    Selective laser melting (SLM), also known as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) or laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), is a rapid prototyping, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing(AM) technique designed to use a high power-density laser to melt and fuse metallic powders together. In many SLM is considered to be a subcategory of selective laser sintering(SLS). The SLM process has the ability to fully melt the metal material into a solid three-dimensional part unlike SLS.

    Electron-beam additive manufacturing, or electron-beam melting (EBM) is a type of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, for metal parts. The raw material (metal powder or wire) is placed under a vacuum and fused together from heating by an electron beam. This technique is distinct from selective laser sintering as the raw material fuses having completely melted.[1]

    Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) is a new powder-based 3D printing process that produces high-resolution and precise 3D objects with low porosity and high surface quality. In contrast to selective laser sintering (SLS), MJF completely dispenses with the use of a laser beam. An inkjet print head prints components by applying two different binder fluids to the surface of the powder bed.

    Cutting your Additive Manufacturing Production Time

    Novicut-M 3D-AM Significantly Improves Productivity of your Metal Additive Manufacturing

    Novick additive Manufacturing TAGS

    DMLS, Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Rapid Prototyping, Metal powder bed fusion, SLS, Selective Laser Sintering, SLM, selective laser Melting, DMP, Direct metal printing, DIRECT METAL PRINTERS (DMP), FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM) PRINTERS, LARGE PLATFORM FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING PRINTERS, SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING (SLS), metal 3d printing, 3d metal printing, metal am, metal additive manufacturing, 3d additive manufacturing, EBM, electron beam melting, cuttof base plate, cut off metal support structures, laser cusing, 3D Metal Melting, metallic 3D printing (M3DP), Laser Wire 3D Printing, metallic 3D printing (M3DP), M3DP, wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM), WAAM, AM technology, metal AM, metal additive manufacturing (MAM), Directed Energy Deposition (DED) , Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), directed energy deposition (DED), powder-bed fusion (PBF), Joule Printing, Metal 3D Printing, Laser Metal 3D Printing, Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine, FDM - Fused Deposition Modelling, Laser Beam Powder Bed Melting, LBM , Laser Beam Melting,