Additive and hybrid manufacturing, Camozzi grows in USA with Ingersoll Machine Tools

Posted 4 August 2022
Camozzi Group inaugurazione USA Ingersoll Machine Tools

Ingersoll Machine Tools, member of the Camozzi Group and maker of some of the most largest-scale precision machine tools and machined parts, on July, 21st held a grand opening for its newly expanded manufacturing, assembly and testing center in Rockford, Illinois. Among the machines on display at the event was the company’s MasterPrint Metal, assumed to be the largest metal additive and milling machine in the world.

The MasterPrint Metal is the larger of two AM machines being built for the U.S. Army. The machine has a working envelope for both additive manufacturing and milling of 36 by 23 by 13 feet. It 3D prints in metal using a friction stir welding metal deposition system developed by Meld Manufacturing.

Camozzi Group inaugurazione sede USA Ingersoll Machine Tools“We have completed construction of new buildings, refurbished existing facilities, and built our largest and most capable machine tool to date to create a 40.000 square-foot Technical Center and further our contracting abilities for our partners – says Jeffrey Ahrstrom, CEO of Ingersoll Machine Tools -. Additionally, we have added extensive testing and measuring equipment, so that we can ensure the precision work performed matches the demanding standards set by customers, such as the U.S. Navy and the groundbreaking Giant Magellan Telescope“.

“We will be helping drive the growth of American manufacturing, creating innovative private-public partnerships, and strengthening our economy – says Chip Storie, chief executive officer of Camozzi Machine Tools Division -. For the local community, this means creating jobs, advancing skills, and developing the next generation of manufacturing leadership“.

“I am extremely proud to be here today – said during the opening day Lodovico Camozzi, president and CEO of the Camozzi Group -. When we bought Ingersoll in 2003, we were already aware of the value of this company and the contributions to manufacturing the institution had made historically.  By bringing our global resources together, we have achieved some great things. We have met major technological challenges, including the automated inspection, and wash robots of the Genoa bridge, and the Magellan telescope”.

The most advanced manufacturing technologies at the new expanded facility of Ingersoll Machine Tools include the MasterPrint Robotic Thermoplastic Hybrid Additive printing cell; the world’s largest 3D metal printing and milling machines, and the Mongoose and Hawk Hybrid Multitasking Composite system configured for the Space Industry – all designed, built and supported in Rockford.

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