May 5, 2017

3D Hybrid Solutions Inc., a provider of metal printing tools for any CNC machine announced today a joint venture with Multiax to offer the world’s largest metal 3D printer at RAPID + TCT on May 9th 2017. The collaboration with Multiax, a large format 5 axis CNC machine tool builder offers a printable and machine-able space in excess of 500 cubic meters.

The machine will also be one of the fastest metal 3D printers with speeds beyond 20 pounds per hour.  The addition of a metal printing tool to a CNC machine embraces the inherent need of post machining, but also brings with it added values such as machined internal features, 5 axis printing, and the efficient approach of printing only what is necessary.

“Hybrid manufacturing is the future for medium to large-scale metal additive manufacturing,” said Karl Hranka, founder, 3D Hybrid Solutions. “The infrastructure costs and paired value makes hybrid the obvious answer.”

Image credit: Laserline GmbH

3D Hybrid Solutions also makes its announcement that they are offering their Multi-Metal Printing Tool for nearly any CNC machine including 5 axis mills and lathes.  As leaders in applying the technology to past clients in the rocket, aerospace and machine industry they know the power in it. Their tool allows applications involving complex 5-axis, multi-metal designs to become a reality.  Printing in 5 axis eliminates the need for support structures and offers nearly unlimited freedom in design.

Multiax and 3D Hybrid Solutions aim to target the large-scale metal additive manufacturing market as the only supplier.  In metal additive manufacturing, parts are built near net shape with only a small amount of material removal being required, allowing lighter duty CNC machines to meet the requirement.

“Some of humanity’s greatest engineering feats are now happening because hybrid has the ability to economically furnish parts made with blends of dissimilar metals and composites. It’s material property freedom,” said Hranka.

Multiax was founded in 1995 with the idea to provide high quality CNC machining centers and since then, more than 200 Multiax machining centers has been engineered, produced, installed and serviced. “We believe that hybrid metal 3D printers with CNC machining capabilities embedded on the same machine give great advantages, especially on medium-large printing envelopes,”  said Davide Chiarottin, Sales Executive and Co-Founder of Multiax CNC.

 

 

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