Featuring groundbreaking laser direct energy deposition (DED) technology, the machine can process both wire and powder and allows quick changeover of materials, enabling the development of parts printed with 2 or more materials. Combined with the MTC’s deep end-to-end knowledge and expertise in additive manufacturing (AM) and material science, the organisation’s new acquisition will enable innovative remanufacture and repair processes, in a variety of materials, for a range of industries.
While printing with powder can only be done in specialised industrial environments, the additional ability to process wire means the machine could be adopted outside of dedicated manufacturing facilities. This could revolutionise repair processes, with the small and mobile Meltio printer used to build spare parts, fix breakages or repair wear in-situ – for example, printing over cracks in engines or creating crucial components which allow ships to get home.
Find out more about The Manufacturing Technology Centre’s additive manufacturing portfolio here: https://ncam.the-mtc.org/
Share this page: