Phillips creates affordable Additive Hybrid Solution powered by Haas Automation and Meltio

Source: Phillips

Phillips Corporation, a leading solutions provider of manufacturing technology products and services to both commercial and federal government markets, has integrated Haas Automation’s subtractive CNC machine tool technology with an additive laser head manufactured by Meltio. Engineering a seamless connection between controls, the Phillips Additive Hybrid is capable of traditional machining coupled with an additive manufacturing process using direct energy deposition technology. The result is that Phillips has successfully integrated the power of both subtractive and additive processes for a revolutionary and affordable solution to producing and repairing parts.

Key advantages of this solution include:

  • Ability to use and learn both subtractive and additive technologies on the Haas standard platform equipped with Meltio technology
  • 3D print and complete a part using only one machine
  • Repair or modify parts by adding material and machining it to final shape
  • Use different materials on the same part for best design, weight and strength
  • Produce high density parts with good resolution using Wire Laser DED
  • Backed by Phillips applications engineering, service and training teams

“Meltio is proud to welcome Phillips Corporation as a Haas hybrid integration partner. Hybrid manufacturing offers the benefits of both additive and subtractive processes in one machine, providing cost and complexity advantages that have not been accessible before,” said Meltio’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Brian Matthews. “Meltio values the opportunity to work closely with Phillips to offer this exciting technology to its large base of industrial customers.”

“Phillips Corporation is pleased to be joining forces with Haas and Meltio to harness the combined power of affordable subtractive and additive manufacturing,” said Phillips CEO Alan M. Phillips. “The commercial and federal industrial supply chains have accelerating interest, applications and demand for 3D printed parts. The Phillips Additive Hybrid solution integrated with the Meltio Engine is an optimal fit for customers seeking to add exceptional capability to their subtractive tools while also entering or expanding upon their additive manufacturing capability – all in one machine.”

 

About Phillips Corporation

For more than 60 years, federal government, private sector and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips Corporation to solve their greatest manufacturing challenges. Phillips enjoys a 30 year global relationship with Haas Automation that has produced over 30,000 installed machines.  Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and services that are well-suited to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing applications requirements.  Learn more about Phillips at www.phillipscorp.com

About Meltio

Meltio takes metal 3D printing to the next level by developing high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions. The company’s mission is to delight customers, partners and employees by pioneering the development of metal 3D printing systems that are reliable, safe, and easy to use, continually reinforcing our status as disruptors. Learn more at www.meltio3d.com

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