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Research Project Generates Idea for Company

When Dr. Qilin Fu was a doctoral student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and studied the effects of vibration on machining, he saw that the technology had a lot of room for improvement. Qilin proceeded to study different systems and materials that could be applied to the problem.

In 2015, a breakthrough occurred with the use of polymers. The following year, Qilin and his partners applied for a patent and started MAQ. The name of the Stockholm-based company comes from the first names of the co-founders: Mihai Nicolescu, Amir Rashid and Qilin Fu.

In 2017, MAQ was formed and early investors were secured to fund our growth path.

Meet Our Team

Although we’re a relatively new company, our breadth and depth of technical and market knowledge, along with the passion of our co-founders, advisors and investors, have put us on equal footing with competitors that have been around for a long time.

Qilin Fu

Founder & CEO


Mihai Nicolescu


Amir Rashid


Francois Gau

CMO & Business Development

By the numbers, the STMD™ can help you:

Reduce Cycle
Time by


Reduce Tooling
Costs by


Reduce Energy Consumption by


Scrap by


Given the high volume of machining operations, even the smallest percentage reductions can result in substantial savings. Tell us about your specific requirements, and we’ll offer you innovative solutions.

Simplify Your Machining
with MAQ STMD™