1/26/2016

Baker Industries Adds Metal 3D Printing Capability

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The Michigan-based company has purchased two metal AM machines to complement its machining capabilities.

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Baker Industries has announced a new investment in metal 3D printing production equipment and expertise. The company is taking delivery of two EOS M 290 direct metal laser melting systems, and has hired Mike Misener to serve as additive manufacturing director.

“3D metal printing is redefining part processing and production efficiencies in a number of industries we’re already serving, like aerospace, aircraft, defense, automotive, medical, power generation, and mold tooling,” Misener says. “The impact for our customers will be positive and immediate, and more will follow.”

“We’ve always considered ourselves leaders in bringing technology to our customers,” says company founder Kevin Baker, who along with his brother Scott founded Baker Aerospace Tooling & Machining Inc.

“Through the blending of these technologies we’ve proven through our FDM (fused deposition modeling) and five-axis milling technologies that it takes both additive and subtractive manufacturing to make customers successful,” adds Scott Baker. “In FDM, we bought our first machine and quickly added to it for a total of five plastic printers, with more to be added in 2016. We forecast similar results going forward for our metal printing.”

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