The Additive Manufacturing (AM) option for hyperMill computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software supports 3D printing/additive processes including hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive processing on one machine.

The hyperMill Additive feature provides flexible options for directed energy deposition processes (DED) and wire arc AM (WAAM). Laser-based powder nozzle machining heads and WAAM can be controlled using hyperMill Additive for selective material deposition, supporting convenient programming and automatic simulation for collision avoidance.

The module allows users to program AM cladding and milling together. True-to-detail additive and subtractive simulation as well as stock tracking between the individual process steps guarantee reliability.

Key additive applications include repair of damaged components, cladding of additional surface skins, or creation of new components from a substrate. This also creates new options for combining different materials, such as when high-quality material layers must be applied to carrier materials.

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