Hybrid metal 3D printers

Integrated engineering for metal 3D printers

OPM Laboratory is an integrated engineering firm that both handles development in areas from basic technologies for metal 3D printing to powdered metal materials, specialized software, and specialized tools and has a plant function able to produce parts under contract.
In fiscal 2014 we succeed in joint development of hybrid metal 3D printers with Sodick Co., Ltd., the largest manufacturer of machine tools and a company traded on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As a result, we are able to deliver a full range of hardware and software support.

Integrated engineering for metal 3D printers

Development roadmap

As hybrid metal 3D printers reach fabrication speeds of 80-100 cc/h in fiscal 2018, the equipment also will need to increase in size as it sees further application in the fields of air and space development.

Development roadmap

Development structure

Development structure