MC Machinery Systems’ new Mitsubishi AZ600 wirelaser metal 3-D printer melts welding wire with a laser beam to create high-quality 3-D structures. Applications include rapid prototyping, mold and die, one-offs, short runs, mass manufacturing, maintenance, repair, tooling and more. With the wire-feeding technology, a simple command on the machine’s CNC control feeds the exact amount of wire to the target location. The wire is in the front of the machine to make it easier to replace. Commercially available welding wire is used as the feedstock. Parts manufactured using other processes can be incorporated into the 3-D printing process, making it effective for build-up welding.