Meld Manufacturing Reaches 3D Printing Milestone
Company demonstrates scalability of open-air Meld process by printing world’s largest printed aluminum cylinder.
Edited by AM Staff
Meld Manufacturing prints a 10-foot (3.05 meter) diameter cylinder (shown as outer cylinder) using off-the-shelf aluminum.
Meld Manufacturing Corp. says it reached another milestone for large part manufacturing when it demonstrated the scalability of the open-air Meld process by printing a 10-foot (3.05 meter) diameter cylinder using off-the-shelf aluminum. According to the company, the size of the component is a milestone for the company and for the metal additive manufacturing industry as a whole.
The company says that the Meld process enables the use of off-the-shelf metals in solid or powder form, creates fully dense parts and operates in an open-air environment. This process for creating and repairing metal components does not melt the metal. That characteristic enables use of off-the-shelf metals that are not available to other 3D printing processes and facilitates wrought properties in printed material. The company offers a line of machines for industry use, as well as parts and services.
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