Cincinnati Inc., Multiax America partner for 3D printing turnkey
The turnkey solution is said to enable both companies to expand their customer bases, and provide needed additive production systems solutions.
Source | Multiax America
Cincinnati Incorporated (CI), a U.S.-based, build-to-order machine tool manufacturer, reported on July 29 that it has partnered with Multiax America (Grandville, Mich., U.S.), a custom designer for CNC machining centers. CI says the partnership will enable each company to offer needed products in the additive manufacturing space.
CI says that, in additive manufacturing, parts almost always require follow-up machining after they’re 3D printed, which ensures the part reaches its final dimensions and that the surface is smoothed. In accordance to this, Multiax America now offers CI’s big area additive manufacturing (BAAM) machine, and CI in turn now offers the Multiax line of 5-axis routers. The result is a turnkey solution for customers that saves them time and opens them up to the service and support of two expert manufacturing companies.
“Because an overwhelming majority of BAAM-printed parts require secondary machining, we’ve had a goal to partner with a leading CNC machine manufacturer for some time,” says Alex Riestenberg, additive manufacturing product manager at CI. “Multiax is that manufacturer. Our open-book relationship will make both of us stronger, and it will ultimately better serve the customer.”
CI notes that the applications that see the most success with the BAAM machine are tooling and molds for the aerospace, marine and automotive industries; 100% of those applications require CNC machining, and Multiax machines are said to be perfectly suited for those operations. “Our partnership with Cincinnati Incorporated allows us to offer customers one of the finest 3D printing systems in the market today. We believe CI will have a similar advance with their customers and our Multiax CNC router systems,” says Ed Gauthier, CEO of Multiax America.
CI says the Multiax P Series moving bridge machine will live alongside the BAAM machine at its showroom in southwest Ohio, giving customers a look at how beneficial an additive turnkey can be. “The partnership will let both companies expand our customer bases and provide high throughput 3D/AM production systems for the emerging advanced manufacturing sector,” says Joe Bockrath, strategic sales and marketing specialist at Multiax America.
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