Makino, Additive Industries Partner to Develop Hybrid Process Chains
Edited by AM Staff
Additive Industries, a metal 3D printer manufacturer, and Makino, a manufacturer of high-quality milling machines, have signed a letter of intent for a joint project to develop integrated process chains for the additive manufacturing (AM) and postprocessing of metal parts.
Instead of treating AM of metal parts and postprocessing as separate processes, the two companies aim to develop a process chain where their technologies seamlessly work together. The companies will work on the development and commercialization of hybrid process chains supported by their in-depth process know-how and machine design experience.
“Our engineering teams have established capabilities in complex five-axis machining applications involving adaptive machining, scanning of components and high-accuracy machining,” says Neo Eng Chong, CEO and president of Makino Asia. “We are very pleased to be working with an industry leader such as Additive Industries to accelerate the industrialization of 3D metal printing. The MetalFAB1 is a product designed for scaling and it’s a privilege to work with Additive Industries for the future of industrial metal additive manufacturing.”