A new company named MacLean Formetrix, the result of today’s acquisition of Formetrix in Massachusetts by MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions in Illinois, will be based in Macomb Township.
The new entity combines of Formetrix’s patented, high-performance steel alloys designed to provide users with a combination of hardness, ductility, toughness, and 3-D printability with MacLean-Fogg’s strength and scope in manufacturing.
MacLean Formetrix plans to rapidly scale to support a variety of tooling applications in metal forming, die casting, injection molding, and beyond. It will service new and existing OEM, Tier 1, and 2 supplier customers, as well as tool and die makers in automotive, EV, industrial, agriculture, heavy truck, and construction markets.
The unit will be led by General Manager Greg Rizzo. Harald Lemke, formerly of Formetix, has joined MacLean Formetrix as director of product management.
“As a previous customer of Formetrix, we were able to implement technical cost break-throughs with their material and process innovations that others in the additive manufacturing business claimed were impossible,” says Duncan MacLean, president and CEO of MacLean-Fogg. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue to make their innovations available for our internal users, as well as serve other innovative manufacturers and tool makers.”
MacLean-Fogg is a worldwide enterprise with 35 global manufacturing facilities, annual sales of $1 billion (USD), and a workforce of 3,500 employees. The company operates through two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) and MacLean Power Systems (MPS). Visit www.macleanfogg.com to learn more.