Mitsui Seiki Vertex 55X-H Mitsui Seiki
Additive manufacturing and hybrid manufacturing systems are available now to augment machining production. The Mitsui Seiki Vertex 55X-H is a hybrid manufacturing system that combines a CNC vertical machining center with a spindle-adapted laser Direct Energy Deposition / powder-feed nozzle. Parts can be 3D printed from CAD data, or material can be added to existing parts.

6 Reasons Your Shop Needs a 3D Printer

The promise is real: additive manufacturing can contribute significantly to machine shop workflow, and stimulate creativity.

Although it’s true that additive manufacturing holds tremendous promise, some machine shop owners may remain skeptical about the place for 3D printers. Even if there are still a few practical limitations, 3D printers can contribute significantly to the manufacturing workflow, and stimulate the creative process.

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