Makino, Additive Industries Sign LOI

3D metal printer manufacturer Additive Industries and Makino a manufacturer of high-quality milling machines signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), for a joint project to develop integrated process chains anticipating on the upscaling of industrialized additive manufacturing.

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 work on the development and commercialization of hybrid process chains supported by the in-depth process 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,” said 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.”

“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,” said Mark Vaes, CTO of Additive Industries. “We are very pleased with the strong partnership with Makino, and proud to be working with their industry leading machining solutions.”

About Additive Industries

Additive Industries is a 3D metal printer manufacturer for high quality, metal parts. It offers a system specifically aimed at high end and demanding industrial markets. With class-leading build volume, reliability as well as productivity, Additive Industries redefines the business case for aerospace, automotive, energy and high-tech equipment. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Additive Industries has demo and service centers in the USA, UK and Singapore and is a global key player in large volume metal printing systems.

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About Makino

Makino is a global leader of milling and EDM machine tools, serving demanding industries like automotive, medical, aerospace and oil & gas. They understand the challenges for additive manufacturing by serving applications varying from mass customization to mass production. Makino is very well positioned to complement the process chain of additive manufacturing including full digitization and post machining. Their many years of experience in high-end industries will help our global customers to stay ahead in terms of quality and productivity.

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