Meltio Engine CNC Integration

Turn any machine tool into an hybrid manufacturing system with no inherent size constraints. The Meltio Engine is the ideal CNC complement for near net shape manufacturing, repair and feature addition.

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Hybrid Manufacturing Integration

The most affordable hybrid manufacturing solution, fitting almost any CNC machine in the market. Enable metal 3D printing and machining of complex geometries in a single process step.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Create highly complex parts with machining tolerances in the same process.

Retrofitting

Provide new capability to any CNC machine by turning it into an hybrid metal manufacturing system.

Part Repair

Cost-effective component repair, part augmentation and feature addition.

Geometry Freedom

No inherent constraints when the working envelope is only limited by the size of the motion system.

Meltio Engine Specifications

Dimensions (W*D*H):

390*700*1025mm

Print Envelope (X*Y*Z):

inherent to motion system

Weight:

142kg

Laser Power:

1200W

Laser Type:

multiple 200W Direct Diode Lasers

Laser Wavelength:

976nm

Process Control:

closed-loop, laser and wire modulation

Power Input:

208/230V Single Phase or 400V Three Phase

Power Consumption:

2-5kW peak depending on selected options

Wire Feeds:

from one K300 spool up to two external wire drums

Wire Feedstock:

0.8-1.2mm wire diamater

Cooling:

water-cooled chiller included

Actuated mounting hardware where the deposition head is stored in a sealed enclosure when not in use and automatically deployed when needed.

 

Retracted Dimensions (W*D*H):
255*320*872mm
Unretracted Dimensions (W*D*H):
255*320*1045mm
Weight:
46.5kg

Minimum requirements for a successful integration of the Meltio Engine with a CNC machine are:

 

  1. Spindle motors can handle the additional weight
  2. Deployment mechanism can be mounted without collitions
  3. Eight unused M-code controlled relays
  4. Ability to add a NO relays to the feed hold
  5. Ability to add feed resume/start buttons
  6. Laser safety windows can be mounted
  7. System can lock all doors and windows
*The integration will require laser safety windows, door safety interlocks and sheet metal protection for any penetrations in the roof or side walls of the machine. These hardware items are to be sourced by the integrator and depend on the CNC machine of choice.

Open Materials Platform

Meltio recommends printing the bulk of the parts with metallic wire – the cleanest, safest and lowest cost metal feedstock in the market.

stainless steels

Stainless Steels

Excellent strength and corrosion resistance.

mild steels

Mild Steels

Cheap and ductile, with unparalleled machinability and weldability.

Carbon steels

Carbon Steels

High impact strength, retain hardness at high temperatures.

titanium

Titanium

High strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance.

Iconel

Inconel

High versatility, outstanding heat and corrosion resistance.

copper

Copper

Under Development.

Upgrades and Accessories

Hot Wire

Programmable power supply that preheats the material to increase the deposition rate.

Dual Wire

This option allows to 3D print two wire materials sequentially with very quick wire switches.

External Wire Drum

Draw from an external wire source. Drums from 100kg  may be used for convenience.

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