Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

DISCOVER YOUR AMBITION

The genesis of our company is simple. We saw potential. We had ambition and we solved the problem.

The problem
Dating back to the early 1990’s, academic research had demonstrated the potential benefits of combining additive techniques with milling. However, despite the universally acknowledged potential, and a few niche successes, there were still no commercial solutions for enabling mainstream CNC machines to add metal. This where we come in.

The Solution
In 2007, active use of a high-speed milling machine was initiated at De Montfort University’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing research laboratory. The cross-pollination of additive and subtractive technologies led to a 4-year UK-based research project named RECLAIM.

The key objectives were to provide a practical means for hybrid manufacturing. In order to achieve this, we designed and developed a set of compact directed energy deposition heads. What made them unique was the integration method. For the first time ever, a solution was created that did not require modification of the structural parts of the CNC machine. This research endeavor has matured into the AMBIT™ tool-changeable deposition system. By 2013 Dr. Jason Jones and Peter Coates founded what is now Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies.

Our History

Founded by Dr. Jason Jones and Peter Coates: Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies was founded in 2012 (UK) and 2013 (USA).

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2008

Won ~$1.5 million research grant to develop a laser-based hybrid CNC system named (RECLAIM - Remanufacture of high value products using a Combined Laser cladding, Inspection and Machining system).
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HMT (USA) Founded

2013

• Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies LLC founded in USA.

• World’s first commercial mainstream hybrid CNC, the Hybrid HSTM1000 was completed by HMT in collaboration with Hamuel Reichenbacher and debuted at the EMO exhibition – the world’s largest machine tool show.

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2015

• HMT’s AMBIT™ equipment and automated remanufacturing process certified with GE Energy for blade repair

• HMT in collaboration with Mazak releases updated INTEGREX i-400AM

• Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies inaugural winner of the 2015 International Additive Manufacturing Award, the largest award in 3D printing history

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2017

• HMT begins OEM collaboration with ROMI to deliver turn key solutions worldwide starting with the Romi DCM 620-5X Hybrid, launched at EXPOMAFE (the largest machine tool show in South America)

• HMT unveils AMBIT™ EDDY for automated non-destructive eddy current testing

• HMT in collaboration with Tongtai launches the AMH-630 hybrid machine –

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2019

• HMT launches AMBIT™ SCAN laser line scanner.

• HMT releases advanced integration for AMBIT™ EDDY for production applications and industry 4.0.

• Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies’ rebrands company.

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2007

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies’ (HMT’s) founders conceptualized a new more practical approach to hybrid manufacturing combining additive manufacturing and CNC machining.
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2012

• The world’s first additive deposition heads (directed energy deposition “DED”) for use in milling machines debuted.

• Dr. Jason B. Jones publishes the outcome of the RECLAIM project at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Conference in Austin, TX.

• Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd founded in UK.

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2014

• AMBIT™ interchangeable DED heads redesigned, developed and launched.

• HMT launched the world’s first hybrid CNC using multiple deposition heads the INTEGREX i-400AM in collaboration with Mazak at JIMTOF (Japan’s largest machine tool show).

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2016

• Hybrid founder Jason Jones, PhD, proposes an idea that results in 6 million Euro collaborative research grant for hybrid manufacturing.

• HMT in collaboration with Mitsui Seiki launches the Vertex 55X-H, inaugurating a new level of high-precision 5-axis hybrid DED + milling.

• HMT in collaboration with Hamuel launches the Hybrid HSTM 150 HD, the first machine worldwide to combine part flow (automated palletized work piece changeover) with automatically interchangeable heads (for optimized deposition characteristics and in situ inspection).

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2018

• HMT integrates the AMBIT™ MultiR onto a Fanuc Robot.

• HMT in collaboration with Mazak launches the INTEGREX i400S AM with AMBIT™ MULTI interchangeable head system- Go see it here!

• AMBIT™ XTRUDE launched- first deposition head for polymer extrusion for CNCs

Axiom

2020

Prompted by needs arising during COVID-19 shortages, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies developed a new method, dubbed “AXIOM,” that blends the flexibility of 3D printing with the benefits of injection molding.