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Lincoln Electric Awarded Funding

The Lincoln Electric Co. is part of a team that received $1 million in funding through America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in conjunction with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, for pursuing its patented laser hot wire technology for additive manufacturing.  The team also includes: Caterpillar, EWI, GKN Aerospace, IPG Photonics, ITAMCO, Oak Ridge National Lab, United Technologies Corp. and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Together, the team will use the funding to build on an existing, alpha-generation CAD-to-path robotic software tool to test and refine it for commercial release.

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