The new One Off Robotics Cell, powered by Meltio and made in the USA

Feb 8, 2024 | Press Releases

One Off Robotics and Meltio are teaming up to develop a breakthrough, ready-to-use additive manufacturing workcell. This system includes high-touch customer service and comprehensive support to assist end users in any industry.

The US-based company, One Off Robotics, is one of Meltio’s key partners in supporting wire-laser metal 3D printing in the USA. Their new turn-key system can be quickly and easily deployed into any factory environment.

Linares (Spain) and Chattanooga (USA) – February 8th, 2024. Meltio, a disruptive wire-laser metal deposition additive manufacturing technology leader, has announced a collaboration with One Off Robotics, an industry leader in robotic additive manufacturing. The latest collaboration introduces the One Off Robotics Cell, a turn-key metal additive manufacturing workcell designed for a faster, more efficient, and reliable part production cycle.

The One Off Robotics Cell is a robotic metal additive system powered by Meltio’s Wire Laser Metal Deposition (W-LMD) technology. The system produces cost-effective, finely printed metal parts for applications in industries including automotive, aerospace, mining, oil and gas, and many others. With an impressive deposition rate of up to 1 kg an hour, this system excels at creating clean parts that are fully dense and mechanically equivalent or superior to those created from traditional means.

The system seamlessly integrates control of the system, allowing the user to easily adjust settings and print quickly. Its 8-axis system simplifies complex geometry printing and is configured to work with the Meltio Space robotic slicer, as well as other robotic additive software.

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The One Off Robotics Cell uses standard welding wire and produces parts that are consistent, spatter-free, and clean. The robot and positioner are installed on a self-supporting platform inside a custom, laser-safe enclosure, which ensures safe operation and quick installation. The system package includes the robot, W-LMD system, two-axis positioner, Meltio machine vision laser alignment tool, welding camera, and safety enclosure.

Package add-ons are available for the thermal SWIR camera, multi-material dual wire printing, and hot wire printing for increased speed. Meltio and One Off Robotics will also provide system training and instructional materials upon delivery to ensure unparalleled technical support for end users in any industry.

Meltio Engine Product Manager, Alejandro Nieto expresses enthusiasm for this latest innovation:
“Meltio’s main commitment with this new product offering with the One Off Robotics Cell powered by Meltio, Made in the USA is to offer all types of industries the ability to manage the entire manufacturing process using our metal 3D printing technology consisting of a Meltio head integrated into a robotic arm and a safe environment, to just produce parts. This new hardware system allows the customer to receive a ready-to-use cell for robotic metal 3D printing, removing the integration process and long assembly lead times.”

“One Off Robotics has spent years designing and building large-format robotic additive manufacturing work cells. We’re thrilled to expand our offerings to include a turnkey Meltio Robotic additive system. Our focus is customer success, so we designed this system from the ground up to be quickly installed and easily operated.” Nick Johnson, CEO of One Off Robotics.

The One Off Robotics Cell is an evolution of Meltio’s standard Engine Robot Integration and is also certified to operate with KUKA and ABB robotic arms. The new system serves as an advanced, yet user-friendly system designed to empower industries across the world to incorporate Meltio’s metal additive manufacturing technology.

One Off Robotics Cell powered by Meltio technical specs:
Robot:
Kuka KR70 R2100 + 2 axis positioner or
ABB IRB4600 + 2 axis positioner
Build Envelope: 1m3

About Meltio:
Meltio takes metal additive manufacturing to the next level by developing high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions using wire LMD technology. The company’s mission is to delight customers, partners, and employees by pioneering the development of affordable metal 3D printing systems that are reliable, safe, and powerful, continually reinforcing their status as disruptors.

Based in Linares (Spain), Meltio develops and fabricates high-quality disruptive products aimed at industrial high-profile end customers and R&D organizations, such as universities and research-oriented companies. The current portfolio of metal solutions includes the Meltio M450 metal 3D printer, the Meltio Engine Integration, a 3D printing module that turns almost any CNC, robotic arm, or gantry system into a powerful hybrid manufacturing center, and the Meltio Robot Cell, a turn-key robotic solution as a standardization of the integrations with the most competitive lead time.

Both systems share the same patented LMD-based process capable of manufacturing parts both with wire and powder simultaneously with the same printhead. www.meltio3d.com

About One Off Robotics:
One Off Robotics is a team of highly skilled engineers, designers, and architects dedicated to crafting the world’s most advanced robotic fabrication systems. We specialize in turnkey solutions for additive, subtractive, and hybrid manufacturing processes. Our mission is simple: deliver easy-to-use systems that empower human creativity. Not only do we deliver and install industry-leading technology, we tailor the user experience to include system training and process knowledge.

To date, our advanced catalog of systems have been utilized in the aerospace, architecture, education, construction, energy, biomedical, and manufacturing industries. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of robotic fabrication with a laser focus on delivering highly automated solutions. Learn more about the processes and design by visiting oneoffrobotics.com.

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