Nikon Invests in Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Global
HMT can upgrade existing vertical platforms to enable additive and subtractive machining capabilities in one system.
September 20, 2022
Nikon Corp. is investing in Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Global. Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Global (HMT) has created an approach enabling users to integrate additive tools onto any platform. This technology allows users to unify multiple complementary technologies in one setup.
When using HMT's AMBIT deposition heads only a tool change is required to switch from cutting to adding metal. HMT's tool changeable heads are not limited to laser processes but are also compatible with numerous materials and various deployment methods. HMT can upgrade existing vertical platforms to enable additive and subtractive machining capabilities in one system or create solutions with customized heads to meet user objectives.
Nikon's latest investment will enable HMT and Nikon to leverage their combined expertise to expand the hybrid manufacturing landscape.
“This investment in HMT is the latest component of our Next Generation Project program to further industrialization of digital manufacturing,” says Yuichi Shibazaki, Nikon corporate vice president and general manager of the Next Generation Project Division. “As an industry leader with demonstrated collaborative capabilities, HMT and its AMBIT portfolio are well-matched with Nikon technologies. We look forward to working with them as part of our commitment to creating value and advancing society through novel industries like hybrid manufacturing.”
“We are honored to receive investment from such a longstanding technology leader as Nikon,” says Dr. Jason B. Jones, HMT co-founder and CEO. “Together we will more fully deliver on the promise of additive and digital manufacturing.”
“Hybrid is all about synergy,” Peter Coates, HMT co-founder and CTO adds. “For the better part of 10 years in this industry we have taken pride in the strategic nature of our collaborations and our partnership with Nikon takes this to a whole new level by adding value to advanced manufacture.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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