Parker opens additive manufacturing facility in Ohio
Jun. 21, 2017 - Motion and control technologies company Parker Hannifin has opened an advanced manufacturing learning and development centre to help accelerate innovation in product design and manufacturing.
Located at Parker’s Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio, the facility will allow Parker engineers to explore new applications of various emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing and collaborative robotics, it says.
The company says that by creating a single facility near its global headquarters in Northeast Ohio, its operating groups and divisions around the world will have access to the newest printers, software and materials available.
“Material printing technology is moving quickly towards commercial viability,” said Craig Maxwell, vice president - chief technology and innovation officer. “The new facility and engineering talent located here represent an investment in the future of manufacturing.”
The facility will also allow Parker engineers globally to better solve their customers’ challenges, notes the company.
“With the ability to create multiple configurations of a single component without developing additional molds or customized tooling, additive manufacturing has emerged as a quick and inexpensive prototyping solution. This translates into speed in addressing the unique challenges of customers, providing engineers with the ability to create custom products and systems faster than ever before,” it said.
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