Additive Industries to collaborate with Makino on hybrid process chains for industrial AM
November 13, 2020
Additive Industries, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), for a joint project with global milling and EDM machine tools provider Makino, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, USA, to develop integrated process chains anticipating the upscaling of industrial Additive Manufacturing.
The company states that instead of treating Additive Manufacturing of metal parts and post-processing as separate processes, the two companies aim to develop a process chain where their technologies seamlessly work together.
Additive Industries and Makino will reportedly work on the development and commercialisation of hybrid process chains supported by the know-how and machine design experience of both companies.
“Our engineering teams have established capabilities in complex 5-axis machining applications involving adaptive machining, scanning of components and high accuracy machining,” stated 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 industrialisation 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.”
Mark Vaes, CTO of Additive Industries, commented, “Working together with Makino as global-leader in high-end milling machines we will jointly work on total process solutions for high-end and demanding markets. We are very pleased with the strong partnership with Makino and proud to be working with their industry-leading machining solutions.”