Incodema Expands CNC Machining Capabilities

Published: 13 Aug 2015
Incodema CNC Center

One of Incodema’s new CNC machines

Incodema, a subsidiary of Incodema Group, recently opened a new CNC machining Center at the Incodema3D facility in Freeville, NY. The center has a specific focus of supporting the Incodema3D Additive Manufacturing process with secondary processes. Incodema has made a substantial equipment investment in new and relocated equipment for the center, including the addition of in‐house 5 axis machining capabilities.

In order to achieve the necessary specifications or improve properties such as surface quality and tolerances, it is often necessary to post‐process and finish components produced with Additive Manufacturing techniques. Most physical characteristics of an additive manufactured part are enhanced by adding well‐established, CNC post machining as an essential aspect to completing the AM process.

“The growth of our CNC support equipment at the Incodema3D facility is the next step in our strategy for establishing Incodema3D as the leader in manufacturing of additive production parts,” said Sean Whittaker, CEO of Incodema Group. “The efficiencies we have created, by housing two of our complimentary business segments in one location, are extremely beneficial to our Additive customers. With the CNC center now fully operational, we can move into the next phase of our Incodem3D growth.”

The new support center employs several Incodema personnel and occupies approximately 6,000 square feet of the existing 60,000 square foot building. The Incodema subset of CNC additive support equipment on‐site includes vertical and horizontal machining centers, EDMs and lathes. Additionally, a complete host of inspection equipment, including CMM and Romer 3D scanning equipment, has been implemented to enable the comparison of the 3D printed component and its CAD model.

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