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Open Hybrid Final Event

On Wednesday 18th September 2019 for the Open Hybrid Final Event and find out how Hybrid Additive Manufacturing (AM) can offer a solution for a wide range of machine platforms and applications for small and large companies.

OpenHybrid Objectives

A key objective of OpenHybrid is to make integration of the hybrid system onto any machine tool platform as easy as possible. The ability of a machine tool to be hybridised will be termed hybrid ready. The concept of hybrid ready will be tested in the project on a CNC machine based platform and large gantry based platform.

  • Increase the impact and uptake of hybrid AM technology for a wider range of machine tool platforms, process, materials and applications
  • Develop a single manufacturing system capable of producing large, high volume and complex components without the need for materials handling or post-processing
  • Develop an all-in-one hybrid additive and subtractive multi-tool platform using directed energy deposition (DED) additive manufacturing (known as cladding)
  • Integrate a machining process to enable fully finished components to be produced
  • Can fit new part production or very effective repair technique.

The OpenHybrid project offers unrivalled flexibility, high quality on parts produced and increased productivity for companies looking into taking advantage of its unique ability to perform both additive and subtractive manufacturing. In recent years the combination of laser-based Additive Manufacturing and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining has become increasingly popular, with several machine tool manufacturers exhibiting products based on different machine tool configurations (hybrid manufacturing). The most common hybrid system is based on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) AM processes.

HYBRID and Additive Manufacturing Presentations by EU Funded Projects

During the event, you'll also have the opportunity to see the innovative work being done on similar EU funded projects. These will include:

  • KRAKEN: New additive technologies targeting large areas using aluminium grades as well as thermoset materials.
  • LASIMM (Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine): aims to address this need through the development of large scale and flexible all-in-one hybrid machines.
  • 4D Hybrid: A new concept of hybrid additive manufacturing based on the modular integration of compact, low-cost modules including laser source, deposition head, sensors and control.
  • HyproCell: Development and validation of Integrated Multiprocess Hybrid Production cells for Rapid Individualised Laser-based production.
  • ENCOMPASS: Significantly improve the overall productivity of the laser based metal powder bed fusion (L-PBF) technology process chain, principally through the creation of a fully digital integrated design decision support (IDDS) system.


The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU.

Free parking is available at the venue.


This event will start at 9:00am and finish at 5:00pm. Registration will be open from 8:30am on the day.


This event is free to attend, but registration is essential. We only have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: All attendees will need to bring photographic ID with them on the day. This is a security measure and is required in order for you to gain access to the MTC building. This should be in the form of a valid UK passport or driving licence.

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Due to MTC security requirements, we require a minimum of 20 working days to allow entry for Russian and Chinese nationals.

OpenHybrid Day delegates are invited to also attend the HyProCell projects’ final Dissemination Event at AutoDesk in Birmingham on 19 Sep 2019. Attendance requires a separate registration.