Hybrid Manufacturing

Five-Axis Hybrid Machine Applies Hot Wire AM Technique

IMTS 2018: Mazak Corp.’s VC-500A/5X AM HWD multi-tasking machine reduces lead times and part costs, increases machining accuracy and part quality, and improves productivity, according to the company.

Machining Center Combines Five-Axis Milling with Laser AM

IMTS 2018: Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.

3D Printer Can Run For a Week Hands-Free

IMTS 2018: Sodick’s large-capacity OPM350L metal 3D printer/CNC hybrid expands the usable work area and introduces the Material Recovery System (MRS) unit.

Autodesk Powermill 2019 CAM Software Supports Hybrid Manufacturing

Autodesk’s PowerMill 2019 CAM software includes developments that are designed to enhance existing functionality for high-efficiency machining and deposition.

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines

Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the world’s largest EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its models specifically for postprocessing additive parts.

DMS Introduces Hybrid Machines, Doubles its Advanced Manufacturing Center

In quick succession, Diversified Machine Systems opened its Advanced Manufacturing Center and began to offer hybrid additive-subtractive machines. After just two years, the company plans to double the center’s size.

Hybrid Production, Not Just Prototyping, at Matsuura's New Additive Manufacturing Center

The new Matsuura Machinery USA Lumex Additive Manufacturing Center is one part lab, one part showroom and one part production facility—all meant to showcase the company’s hybrid manufacturing capabilities.

3D-Hybrid's Metal AM Tools Integrate into CNC Machines

3D-Hybrid’s wire-arc AM, laser metal deposition and cold spray tools reduce the cost of metal AM, increase speed and offer new capabilities such as multi-material parts.

Europe Seeks to Develop the Jack-Of-All-Trades of Additive Manufacturing

Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, the Kraken project team aims to develop an AM machine that can process large functional components ranging to 20 meters in length, made of plastics, metal or both.

Vericut's Additive Module Simulates Hybrid Manufacturing

Rapid 2018: The module checks for problems in both the additive manufacturing and machining stages. 

Mazak's VC-500 AM Hybrid Offers Five-Axis Motion

Rapid 2018: The hybrid multitasking machine combines laser metal deposition with five-axis machining. 

Hybrid's Ambit PE-1 Enables Polymer 3D Printing on Machine Tools

Rapid 2018: The polymer extrusion head supports the manufacture of near-net parts, tooling, jigs and fixtures.