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Phillips has taken the innovative laser metal deposition technology of Meltio and integrated it with the world-renowned Haas CNC vertical machining centers, bringing the best value additive hybrid machines to the market! Rather than buying a separate metal 3D printer, we install additive capabilities directly to your existing or new Haas machining center. Benefit from both additive and subtractive technologies along with Phillips’ trusted service and expertise.
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2022 IMTS: Practical Machinist's Ian Sandusky discusses adding additive to machining (9:54)
Diverse Range of Industries for Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies
Supported Haas Machine Models
Haas VF Series
With a wide range of available models, these world leading Vertical Mills can match your particular shop requirements
Haas UMC Series
These 5-axis Universal Machining Centers offer maximum versatility when printing and machining complex parts.
Haas TM Series
The true definition of value, these Toolroom Mills provide full CNC capabilities at affordable prices.
Meltio Print Head
Combines the high precision of multiple lasers in a compact print head.
Meltio Laser Engine
Enables 3D printing and machining of complex geometries in a single-step process.
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Application Engineering Support
Let us take full control of the end-to-end integration process.
Service Engineering Team
Provides rapid and expert machine service support during and after warranty period.
Ensures trainees learn about machining, 3D printing, and additive/subtractive capabilities.
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Phillips Additive Hybrid FAQs
Our machines can use nearly any weldable metal – in both wire and powder forms – except for reactive powders (aluminum, magnesium, and titanium, for example).
Tolerances for printed parts are based upon the build strategy, geometry, and deposition rate. While we can achieve +/- .010” on features, most of the time it is faster to avoid using perimeter passes. We recommend overbuilding by .030,” ensuring there is material for post-process machining for the most accurate manufacturing. Machined parts will always be more accurate and have a better surface finish as opposed to a printed part
Our parameter sets are developed for around .040” (1mm) layer height for solids and around .020” (.5mm) for single walls.
Typically to achieve the required tolerances, we recommend overbuilding during the additive process, followed by machining to achieve the desired surface finish and size. To remove fully printed parts from a build plate, a bandsaw or Wire EDM can be used. Heat treatment can also be required depending on the internal stress of the material, how much weld material was deposited, and the required hardness post welding.
The two biggest operating costs are shielding gas and welding wire. While not a cost-driving factor, consumables such as the copper wire nozzle do have to be replaced periodically.
You can learn more by visiting: https://phillipscorp.com/hybrid-faqs or filling out the form above to download our brochure.