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ADDiTEC unveils Hybrid Series metal 3D printers

Precision 5-Axis hybrid manufacturing leveraging Liquid Metal Jetting and High-Power Laser DED.

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At the TCT3Sixty 2024 show in Birmingham, ADDiTEC introduced the Hybrid Series, a multi-technology manufacturing platform featuring 5-axis hybrid manufacturing. The systems leverage two powerful metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies: Liquid Metal Jetting and High-Power Laser DED.

The Hybrid Series combines the capabilities of Hybrid2 and Hybrid3. The Hybrid2 seamlessly integrates Liquid Metal Jetting (LMJ) – a technology that ADDiTEC acquired from Xerox – with CNC machining while Hybrid3adds High-Power Laser-Assisted Directed Energy Deposition (LDED). This synergy of technologies enables unparalleled precision, speed, and material versatility, setting new standards for advanced manufacturing.

The Hybrid Series features an integrated 2-axis positioner rated for parts up to 100kg, enhancing the system’s capability to achieve precise 5-axis manufacturing.

Precision redefined

LMJ, with its high-resolution capabilities, unlocks the potential for creating intricate and finely detailed components. Utilizing cost-effective Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) welding wire, LMJ ensures complete material utilization and exceptional detail.

High-Power LDED, renowned for its high deposition rate, accelerates manufacturing, making it ideal for producing larger components or reducing lead times. Like LMJ, LDED employs COTS welding wire, ensuring cost efficiency and full material utilization.

ADDiTEC unveiled Hybrid Series 5-axis metal 3D printers leveraging Liquid Metal Jetting and High-Power Laser DED

The Hybrid Series boasts a sleek implementation that provides rapid print head deployment for both LMJ and LDED technologies. This fully integrated system simplifies the transition between different manufacturing processes, enhancing overall efficiency.

The Hybrid Series incorporates a high-temperature print bed assembly with ADDiTEC’s patented quick-release technology for LMJ parts, providing automatic part removal. This feature ensures seamless production and minimizes downtime.

Multi-material quality

The Hybrid Series’ unique multi-material capability opens endless possibilities by integrating both LMJ and LDED heads within a single system. Complex components with varying materials and properties are now within easy reach.

The system’s subtractive process, primarily driven by CNC machining, ensures the desired surface finish and tight tolerances for parts manufactured using additive processes. The Hybrid Series guarantees that the final products meet and exceed the most stringent quality standards.

This advanced manufacturing technology is available at an unbeatable price, with financing options starting as low as $2,999 a month. This unveiling marks a step forward in manufacturing technology as the Hybrid Series is poised to become the go-to solution for industries seeking customized, cost-efficient, and top-quality components.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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