Hybrid Manufacturing

Thermwood Hybrid Machine Produces Near-Net-Shape Parts

Rapid 2019: Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system uses both 3D printing and machining to produce a near-net-shape product.

Metal AM in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines

A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in adding metal AM to its capabilities.

Tahoe Boats Collaborates with Thermwood on 3D Printing for Boat Design

Thermwood assisted the building of Tahoe Boats’ T16 boat design, using its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system to custom print necessary tools and patterns. This is the first time 3D printing has been used on an actual boat production at this scale, according to the company.

Edgecam 2019 Includes Module for Additive Manufacturing

Edgecam 2019 R1 introduces an additive manufacturing module along with 30 other enhancements.

Matsuura Announces Partnership with CMD

Custom Mold and Design (CMD) and Matsuura USA will collaborate in applying  Matsuura’s Lumex technology for the mold industry.

GW Plastics Bets on Metal 3D Printing for Conformal Cooling

An investment in a hybrid metal 3D printer is enabling moldmaker GW Plastics to produce better-performing molds with conformal cooling.

Optomec LENS Metal Hybrid Manufactures Dissolvable Medical Implants

The dissolvable metal implants could help eliminate the need for second surgeries, reducing risks, costs and suffering for patients.

DMP Factory 500 Integrates 3D Systems, GF Machining Solutions Expertise

The modular solution is optimized for scalability, repeatable high-quality parts, high throughput and low total cost of operation.

Optomec Introduces LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Metal 3D Printer

The large-format metal 3D printer's hermetically sealed build chamber supports hybrid manufacturing with reactive materials.

3D-Hybrid Introduces ATC Solution for Hybrid Manufacturing

IMTS 2018: The Automatic Tool Change (ATC) Solution for hybrid manufacturing equips a machine tool with a high-deposition wire arc 3D printing head.

Okuma Engineer Offers Safety Tips for Hybrid Machine Tools

Shop air should be out of reach, but flood coolant is a friend, he says. The real challenge of hybrid machines right now is not safety procedures but software.

Takumi Machining Center Integrates 3D-Hybrid AM Tool

The addition of a wire-arc additive manufacturing tool integrates 3D printing into a double-column machining center.