Wire-Laser

Metal Deposition

Wire Laser Metal Deposition is a Directed Energy Deposition (DED) process that functions by precisely stacking weld beads on top of one another in wire form when introduced into the laser generated melt pool.

Wire-Laser Metal 3D Printing

It comes packaged in a compact deposition head, a host of multiple lasers, and capable of processing single and dual wire simultaneously.

Safe Reliable

The bulk of the 3D printing process is built around wire, the safest, cleanest, and easiest to work with metal feedstock.

Integration Ready

Turn an existing CNC or robotic platform into a hybrid manufacturing system with no inherent size constraints.

Multi-Material System

Print dual wire for hard-facing or anti-corrosion applications, or wire and dual-wire to create new alloys on the fly.

Accessible

The only metal 3D printing process able to deliver fully dense and affordable metal parts within a few hours.

Multi-Laser Deposition Head

It comes packaged in a compact deposition head, a host of multiple lasers, and capable of processing single and dual wire simultaneously.

Integrated Wire Feed/s

Critical for high process reliability and unique to Meltio. Short distance from feeder to process is necessary for maximum wire feeding precision.

Shield Gas Ring

The head has prevents oxidation through a large nozzle ring with very good gas distribution just a few millimeters from the melt pool.

Easy to Service

All wear parts like the wire nozzle and protective optic assembly are very easy and low-cost to replace.

Coaxial Wire Feed

Can print geometries in any direction. Wire comes through the center of the melt pool thanks to the distributed laser system.

Distributed Laser System

A total of 1,2 kW of laser power distributed across six 200 W lasers. It provides an extremely long service life, low optical densities.

Integrated Process Control

Sensors monitor the laser fibers and the deposition process. The system will regulate automatically if an irregularity is detected, or put itself on hold in critical conditions.

Unlimited Third-party Material Choice

Stainless Steels:

Excellent strength and corrosion resistance.

Mild Steels:

Cheap and ductile, with unparalleled machinability and weldability.

Carbon Steels:

High impact strength, retain hardness at high temperatures.

Titanium Alloys:

Highest strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance.

Nickel Alloys:

High versatility, outstanding heat and corrosion resistance.

Copper & Aluminum:

Under Development. Let me know when they are available.

99.998 % Part Density

Results show that specimens printed using Meltio’s wire-laser metal 3D printed process perform at the same level as samples made with conventional manufacturing methods. Results show low deviations and near isotropic properties even in the as printed state without the application of heat-treatments.

Wire-Laser Metal 3D Printing