Linear Mold & Engineering

Linear Mold & Engineering (1)

Linear Mold & Engineering has announced plans to expand its 24,000-square-foot Livonia, MI, Headquarters facility by 17,000 square feet. This expansion will make room for eight more DMLM machines, a dedicated Training Center plus expanded Finishing & Tooling operations. One of the DMLM machines is scheduled to be delivered in two weeks with another scheduled for August 1.

Linear’s expansion will include the following enhancements to their current capabilities:

  • New DMLM Machine Lab with dedicated DMLM Training Center
  • Dedicated space for 32 additional DMLM machines
  • Expanded finishing (or post-processing) stations
  • Expanded tooling & mold-making operations including new gun drill, and CNC & EDM equipment

“This is phase 1 of the largest expansion in Linear’s 11-year history and is designed to maintain and extend Linear’s DMLM Leadership in North America,” explains John Tenbusch, President of Linear.

This expansion will enhance the Company’s leadership position in fulfilling production-level parts requirements, address demand for growing conformal cooling needs, and enhance its “Center of Excellence” program with private, client-dedicated R&D Pods.

Two DMLM machines are on order, an EOS M280 and one dual laser SLM280. Linear is a leading full-service engineering company specializing in the design and build of plastic injection molds and metal 3D printed components. Linear currently operates eight DMLM machines.

Using the DMLM technology, Linear designs and builds 3D printed conformal cooling channels for injection molds for the mold making industry. However, the growth segment for Linear is supply chain optimization via the design and build of DMLM 3D printed production solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Medical Devices, and CPG industries.

Linear is working with Stephens Inc., a privately held financial services firm with a strong focus on providing investment banking services to the 3D Printing markets, to assist in reviewing funding alternatives for Linear’s expansion plans.

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