At MaukCC we started designing the Cartesio machines in 2009. At that time we just finished a Prusa DIY kit and were very excited it actually worked.
We thought : this is a CNC machine, why restrict yourself to 3D printing.
That started the story of our industry grade machines that are the top of the line at the lowest price.
Now our company is called Hybrid AM Systems, and we design the HMS434 stand-alone AM machines.