Acquisition to Launch New Metal Additive Manufacturing Business

A Cleveland, Ohio, company with metallurgy capabilities that manufactures arc welding products and systems and provides alloy brazing and soldering recently acquired a privately held supplier of custom tooling, parts, and fixtures primarily serving automotive and aerospace markets.

Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

The acquisition by Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. will advance the company’s automation and metal additive manufacturing capabilities and leverage its core competencies in software development and metallurgy. Baker Industries, based in Detroit, Michigan, has extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, including machining, fabricating, assembly and additive manufacturing. Their operations adhere to stringent aerospace quality management standards and are AS9100D certified and Nadcap accredited.

A new metal additive manufacturing service business will launch in mid-2019 which will include the production of large-scale printed metal parts, prototypes and tooling for industrial and aerospace customers. The Baker operation, along with a new Cleveland, Ohio-based additive manufacturing development center, will provide an additive manufacturing platform to help customers improve their lead times, designs and quality in their operations.

“We are pleased to welcome Baker Industries to Lincoln Electric and to our automation portfolio’s new additive manufacturing platform,” said Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Additive manufacturing is a key strategic growth area in automation, and Baker’s expertise and capabilities will assist in scaling our additive manufacturing services and expand our presence in attractive aerospace and automotive end markets.”


Main photo caption: Lincoln Electric’s new metal additive manufacturing service will launch in mid-2019 and provide large scale metal printing of industrial parts, tooling and prototypes for customers.

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