Our History

the story

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We’ve grown from humble beginnings. Founded as Baker Duplicating in 1992, we quickly added equipment and capabilities to serve the demands of automotive customers, eventually transitioning into Baker Machining & Mold Technologies.

Shortly after, we expanded into large-scale machining and fabrication to cater to the needs of the aerospace industry and rebranded again to Baker Aerospace Tooling & Machining, Inc.

As the additive manufacturing revolution began to take hold, we launched another new brand, Baker 3D Solutions, and made significant investments into new equipment and technology.

In 2016, we consolidated our brands into Baker Industries. This brand represents everything we have become globally recognized for - extensive capabilities and an industry-leading team coupled with the best technology, equipment, and practices to deliver excellence and innovation in every project.

Our drive and success did not go unrecognized. In 2019, we were acquired by Lincoln Electric, making our brand's most recent transformation into Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company.

Image of fabricator brake pressing a part at the industry's best provider of tooling, CNC machining, prototypes, fabrication, and more, Baker Industries
1992

THE BEGINNING

Kevin & Scott Baker broke into the industry as Baker Duplicating in Mt. Clemens, MI with three employees, three used machines, and 2,100 sq. ft.

1998 - 2000

QUICK GROWTH

Purchased first 5-axis machine and rebranded to Baker Machining & Mold Technologies due to new focus in machining of automotive tooling.

2005

UPGRADES

Moved to a new, 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Macomb Township and 3 years later, expanded Plant 1 an additional 30,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 and 21 machines.

2010

MORE EXPANSION

Opened Plant 2, a 40,000 sq. ft. facility for fabrication and aerospace build departments, now bringing total space to 100,000 sq. ft.

2011

REBRANDING AGAIN

Due to a heavy focus in aerospace, the company created Baker Aerospace Tooling & Machining, Inc.

2012

DESIGN

Created Baker Design Group

2013 - 2014

INVESTMENTS

Opened Plants 3 & 4, invested $20M+ in equipment and facilities, and became direct supplier to major OEMS in auto and aerospace industries.

2014 - 2015

THE ADDITIVE REVOLUTION

Launched Baker 3D Solutions and invested in both metal and plastic 3D printers.

New Baker Industries logo
2016

merging

Rebranded again, this time to Baker Industries, to encompass all three segments of business.

2017

25 years

Celebrated 25 years of business and acquired the EMCO Mecof EcoMill and PowerMill.

The winners of Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops competition
2018

recognition

Purchased Plant 5 and won Modern Machine Shop's "Top Shop" award.

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions logo
2019

acquisition

Acquired by the Lincoln Electric Company

Baker Industries, a Lincoln Electric Company logo update following acquisition
NOW

accelerate your projects

Saving TIME is Your Biggest Advantage

Gain efficiency in your operations by letting Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions manufacture your long lead time parts.

Case Study Example

By additively manufacturing the facesheets for large aerospace composite mold tools, delivery times for completed tools can be shortened by up to several weeks – potentially reducing delivery times of entire tools by as much as 60 percent.

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions facilities are capable of providing complete, finished tools, including:

tooling

New tooling is often a bottleneck in getting new manufacturing operations up and running on time, particularly as engineers often need to accommodate last minute design changes. Additive manufacturing can eliminate the tooling bottleneck by significantly shortening the delivery lead time.

prototyping

Get functional, large-scale prototype parts in days to weeks, not weeks to months.

replacement parts

Large castings and forgings can easily take several months to receive. Explore whether Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can shave your lead times by several weeks.

Aerospace Composite Tooling | Automotive Functional Prototypes | Heavy Fabrication Replacement Parts

NOT YOUR TYPICAL ROBOTIC PROGRAMMING

CAD-TO-PATH PLANNING

With large format wire-based metal additive manufacturing, the part is manipulated while depositing. Advanced software is critical to address complex path planning and coordinated motion between the robot and the positioner.

Maintaining Optimal Layer Height and Part Dimensions

We have developed height sensing and adaptive feedback software to maintain tight customer-specified tolerances.

complex parts

Complex part printing can be achieved using advanced robots collaborating with positioners and motion control software.

FEEDSTOCK SELECTION

FEATURES

SURFACE FINISH

CAD model made with proprietary software for large-scale metal additive manufacturing (wire arc additive manufacturing or 3D printing)

Full control over the wire path for each layer allows for optimal process parameters and material deposition.