3D Hybrid Solutions Inc. announced a joint venture with Multiax to offer what the companies say is the world’s largest metal 3D printer. The machine will provide a printable and machine-able space in excess of 500 cubic meters. It will also be one of the fastest metal 3D printers, with speeds beyond 20 pounds per hour. 

The companies aim to target the large-scale metal additive-manufacturing market.  In metal additive manufacturing, parts are built near-net-shape with only a small amount of material removal being required.

3D Printing Solutions provides metal printing tools for CNC machines, while Multiax builds CNC machining centers. The addition of a metal printing tool to a CNC machine embraces the need of post-machining, but it also brings with it added values such as machined internal features and 5-axis printing.