Machine Shops Using AM for Business Expansion: A Fireside Chat with Duncan Machine Products

May 27, 2020 |

Learn about Duncan Machine Products’ entrepreneurial journey and strategic decision to invest in metal AM. Register today!

Duncan Machine Products (DMP) is a precision-machining company that is a key supplier to all major industrial sectors. Owned by Teri and Chris Billings, DMP started in the Billings’ garage in 2007 and now occupies over 50,000 square feet. DMP looked for an Additive Manufacturing (AM) solution that could complement their subtractive manufacturing experience, and one that their existing CNC programmers could learn. DMP found a solution that satisfied those requirements and will also capture more business opportunities and fabricate parts that aren’t possible by yesterday’s standards. Learn about their entrepreneurial journey and strategic decision to invest in metal AM.

Primary Topics:

  • Why metal AM presents a unique opportunity to machine shops
  • How AM is a strategic differentiator in today's economic climate
  • Understand how metal AM can complement subtractive manufacturing


Todd Grimm
President, T.A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.
Todd Grimm is 25-year veteran of the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry. From his work, he was named as one of The TCT Magazine’s 20 most influential in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

Chris Billings
Co-Owner, Duncan Machine Products
Chris has been a co-owner of Duncan Machine Products since 2007. Prior to that, he held a variety of sales leadership roles in the machining industry, and also worked as a machinist for a major oilfield services provider for over a decade.

Zach Walton
Solutions Engineer, VELO3D
Prior to joining VELO3D, Zach built a 9 year career at Halliburton developing disruptive technology solutions for downhole applications in the Oil and Gas industry.