Hybrid Manufacturing

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.

Hermle Combines Metal Powder Application Process with Five-Axis Machining

Hermle integrated its MPA technology, a process where metal powder is applied by kinetic compacting to build completely sealed materials, in a Hermle five-axis machining center to create parts with highly complex inner geometries.

Diabase Brings a Machine Tool Perspective to FDM

The company’s H-series Additive and Hybrid systems take inspiration from machining centers to unlock the potential of filament-based 3D printing.

AM Conference: Should Your Manufacturing Technology Be Ambidextrous?

Dr. Jason Jones of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies will present lessons learned from the application of "ambidextrous" additive and subtractive systems at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference.

5 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 5 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.