The M LINE FACTORY offers a new type of modular machine architecture which offers an unprecedented level of automation and innovation, that allows economical series production on an industrial scale.
The basic idea is to physically decouple the machine units used for part production and for set-up and dismantling processes. These tasks can now be carried out in parallel and physically separately from one another thanks to the modular architecture. As a result, current stoppage times for the machines, as a result of manual processes such as supplying or exhausting metal powder, are reduced to a minimum. This will deliver considerable time and cost savings. The M LINE FACTORY PRD is the production unit, consisting of the dose, build and overflow modules, whereas the M LINE FACTORY PCG, the processing unit, is responsible for set-up and dismantling processes as well as powder management. In addition, any number of machines can be linked together, thus creating fully automated machine networks that “communicate” with one another. But it is not just the interaction between the machines but also the “technological inner workings” that refect the great amount of development work that has been done in recent years