Makino and Additive Industries Sign Process Integration LOI

Makino and Additive Industries have signed a letter of intent to develop integrated process chains for industrialized metal additive manufacturing and postprocessing.


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The logos of Makino and Additive Industries

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

Instead of treating additive manufacturing of metal parts and postprocessing as separate processes, the two companies aim to develop a process chain where their technologies seamlessly work together. Additive Industries and Makino will leverage their in-depth process know-how and machine design experience to develop and commercialize these hybrid process chains.

“Our engineering teams have established capabilities in complex 5-axis machining applications involving adaptive machining, scanning of components and high-accuracy machining,” says Neo Eng Chong, chief executive officer 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.”

“We will jointly work on total process solutions for high-end and demanding markets,” says Mark Vaes, chief technology officer of Additive Industries. “We are very pleased with this strong partnership with Makino, and proud to be working with their industry-leading machining solutions.”