MAQ was founded by a group of people with the dream to simplify machining by removing vibration in machining processes. It all began when Dr. Qilin Fu was a doctoral student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He studied the effects of vibration on machining and realized the technology needed improvement. Qilin proceeded to investigate different systems and materials he could apply to the problem.
Qilin reached a breakthrough in 2015 with the use of polymers. The following year, Qilin and his partners Mihai Nicolescu and Amir Rashid applied for a patent. MAQ was later founded and the name came from a combination of the first names of the co-founders.