Fraunhofer IWU and CMS partner to make mega 5 axis 3D printer hybrid

Fraunhofer IWU and CMS partner to make mega 5 axis 3D printer hybrid

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (Fraunhofer IWU) in Chemnitz, Germany, has entered into a partnership with Italian machine center makers CMS to research and develop a new hybrid CNC milling 3D printer. Operating beyond the bounds of typical XYZ directional 3D printers, the named CMS Kreator is capable of tool paths across 5 axis, bringing more freedom to the possibilities of FDM. In the belly of the machine So far, the partnership has only yielded a digital draft of the 3D Kreator’s appearance and details of the materials to be used in its additive process. […]

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