Hybrid manufacturing produces objects by employing both additive and subtractive
technologies. Because of this dual nature, hybrid machines can begin producing a
part by using either of the two processes.
However, beginning production using additive manufacturing can be more efficient
than milling alone and typically offers broader design freedom.
Benefits of Hybrid Manufacturing:
- Ability to add and/or clad materials to parts, and either perform dimensional restoration
at the end of the process or periodically as the material addition progresses
Relatively low and localized heat input when compared to other metal material adding
- No limit on deposition thickness
- Multiple heads for fine features
or heavy deposition
- 1000 watt laser for added capability and extreme duty
In-situ sensing and control to ensure thermal stability and reliable operation
Multiple metal materials (non-reactive at this time)
The AMBIT™ multi-task system, developed by Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies,
is an award winning patented series of deposition heads and docking systems that
allows virtually any CNC machine (or robotic platform) to use non-traditional processing
heads in the spindle and conveniently change between them. Changeover is completely
automated and only takes seconds. The equipment utilizes a combination of a laser
as the energy source and deposited metal powder to build up material onto the desired
AM Part Repairs
Using hybrid additive manufacturing, CTC is capable of repairing damaged or worn
parts and surfaces. To undertake repair operations, we use our hybrid machine to
employ a cladding process and build new geometry before switching to a milling operation
to finish the part. While hybrid repair is a significant benefit to manufacturers,
adding geometry or features to an existing part can also yield significant cost
savings if applied correctly.
Why Concurrent Technologies Corporation?
Concurrent Technologies Corporation is an all-encompassing service provider for
Additive Manufacturing solutions. We offer complete process execution including
reverse engineering, development of process parameters, powder and substrate characterization,
surface profile preparation, material application, finish machining and inspection.
We also provide services to evaluate, validate and qualify the repair through mechanical
and physical property characterization. All processes are controlled in-house to
ensure quality results.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s quality management system is certified to
the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and 14001:2004 (Environmental) standards. Its technology
transition affiliate, Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC), is certified to the
AS9100 standard for aerospace activities.