And the Winner Is …

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies will receive the first International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that enables metal deposition (using laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine tool.

 

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The Oscar’s are over, but the awards just keep on coming. Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies will receive the first International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that that enables metal deposition (using laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine tool.

“Hybrid Technology is exciting because it offers a new way to adopt additive manufacturing—as an upgrade to a CNC machine tool. Adding tool-changeable deposition heads to an existing machine tool enables 3D printing of metal without the need to buy a separate machine,” says Dr. Jason Jones, co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies. “This significantly reduces costs and provides an intuitive adoption path for CNC operators. The combination of additive with machining capabilities, including in-process finishing, that cannot be delivered by either technology independently.” 

The award will be presented on March 6 during a reception being held at The MFG Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The IAMA is the result of a partnership between AMT - the Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW-Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (Germany’s machine tool builders' association).

AMT and VDW, with media support from Gardner Business Media and VDI Nachrichten and sponsored by the European Machine Tool Association, CECIMO, announced the annual award at IMTS 2014 last September. Along with the award, Hybrid Manufacturing Ltd. of Great Britain and Plano, Texas, will receive $20,000 in cash and a media package valued at $80,000 to promote its hybrid kit innovation. For more about this process, click here.