KastoWIN amc bandsaw boosts additive manufacturing productivity

Kasto has introduced an automatic bandsaw designed to increase productivity in the additive manufacturing sector. The KASTOwin amc (additive manufacturing cutting) incorporates a 180° turning device that allows 3D printed parts on their build platform to be inverted so that components fall into a container after they have been sawn. Moreover, upside down sawing prolongs the life of the 5,090 by 27 by 0.9 mm blade, as wear on the teeth is reduced. Cooling is provided by a minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) system.

A build platform with additively manufactured parts is bolted to a fixture by means of a handling unit or crane, or can be fixed in position using an optionally available quick clamping system. An operator loads 3D printed parts, closes the doors and enters the thickness of the build platform via a wizard in the Kasto SmartControl. The saw unit, which uses a ballscrew drive, then moves to the exact height required and the parts are automatically separated within the specified tolerance. A window is provided for visual inspection.

KASTOwin amc, which has a footprint of 2,455 by 2,325 mm, and stands 2,075 mm high, has a standard cutting range of 400 by 400 mm, although other capacities are available on request. The electromechanical infeed is infinitely adjustable and band speed is controllable between 12 and

150 m/min. Fully enclosed, the machine is prepared for the addition of a customer-supplied suction unit so that components can be sawn in automatic mode with minimum dust generation.

For troubleshooting and process optimisation, the saw can be monitored remotely over a secure internet connection by Kasto’s service centre in Germany.