BigRep is proud to welcome Axiomatek—a leading supplier of industrial machinery in Mexico—to the BigRep family; a company closely aligned with our strategy to bring additive manufacturing (AM) to local markets.
Axiomatek was founded in 2002 and is dedicated to providing machinery, equipment and tools to the plastics injection industry nationwide helping to increase the competitiveness of our customers. Their goal is to commercialize the automation of manufacturing processes using equipment, accessories and programming tools that help customers to be more competitive in the market in which they work.
Why Large-Scale 3D Printing?
Axiomatek saw the potential in adding large-scale 3D printers to their portfolio as it was a perfect fit for their business and their vision: to provide advanced industrial AM print solutions to industrial customers. As printed tools and fixtures become an essential, on-demand alternative in the manufacturing space, the demand for large-scale printers will grow exponentially—once the cost/benefit threshold has been surpassed.
Axiomatek hopes to be at the forefront of the move to AM in Mexico; targeting the, medical, pharmaceutical, appliances, food industries and especially the automotive. The automotive industry in Mexico is one of the largest in the world—BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen among others have operations in the country. Indeed, as the precision and repeatability of industrial 3D printing improve, it is expected that service parts will be supplied by AM printers, particularly in cases where injection molding is not suitable—prohibitively expensive when used for small production runs.
Technical Support as a Value-Added
“Passion for service is our slogan,” said Alejandro Hinojosa, owner at Axiomatek. “Our approach to sales is consultative, we win the customer’s trust by offering advice on how best they can invest in AM technology, based on global standards.”
At Axiomatek’s massive 10,000 square foot showroom in Apodaca, a charming city in Monterrey, they boast an impressive portfolio of equipment and machines, where customers can see their full range of printers in action. “We understand that to sell something that is manufactured in Germany, for example, we need to offer technical support and spare parts, so the customer can rely on our equipment and in our company,” added Hinojosa.
The Future of AM
Speed and connectivity will shape the future of the industry with remotely printed parts for every kind of application; evolving the market from mass production to remote AM sites—saving manufacturing costs, tooling costs, downtime and logistical costs. Axiomatek and Hinojosa are excited about what is now possible with AM technology, including applications like arm tools for robots and supports for integrations on working cells and sensors.
Visit Axiomatek at ExpoManufactura February 5-7