Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies
Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies is pioneering the combination of industrial 3D printing (known as additive manufacturing or AM) and machining in a single machine through its patented AMBIT™ tool-changeable laser cladding heads.
Upgrading a CNC machine with metal deposition gives both additive and ‘subtractive’ machining capabilities in a single system. Hybrid machines offer new technical capabilities including in-process finishing and inspection, which cannot be delivered by either technology independently. It is ideal for repairing high-value metal components and adding features onto existing parts. The AMBIT™ system is available as a retrofit for existing CNC machines or can be integrated directly into new machines with advanced functionality. Hybrid all-in-one machines reduce capital costs and provide an intuitive adoption path for CNC operators.
Hybrid’s groundbreaking innovations have ignited the convergence of additive with mainstream machining. This contribution to industry led to Hybrid being named as the inaugural winner of the International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) in 2015, the largest 3D printing award in history.