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Turn-Key Metal 3D Printing Meltio Robot Cell Launched

Meltio has launched the Meltio Robot Cell, a turn-key metal 3D printing solution to boost the performance of industrial robotic arms in a safer, more reliable, and highly accurate way by controlling the entire process including its recently launched slicing software, Meltio Space.

In its vision as a patented DED 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer to accompany and be the reliable solution for industries around the world to adopt Meltio’s wire-laser metal 3D printing solutions that reduce costs and improve manufacturing processes, the Spanish multinational presents a new hardware innovation: the Meltio Robot Cell. This new system allows standard metal 3D printing starting from a build plate in a factory as well as part repair or feature addition.

Meltio Robot Cell works with an open hardware platform that lets Meltio attach its metal 3D deposition head to any brand of robotic arm. In this case, it’s done to improve user experience by introducing a standardization approach through the Meltio Robot Cell.

The volume and work area defined in the Meltio Robot Cell workspace meet all manufacturing needs using its industrial-level additive manufacturing technology to take full advantage of Meltio’s metal 3D printhead and be able to manufacture parts in an industrial environment autonomously thanks to its monitoring and safety features.

The robot and positioner are installed on a self-supporting platform, as well as a laser-safe enclosure together with the Meltio Engine, Meltio Space, and accessories.

With the Meltio Robot Cell, the company is fulfilling most of the applications that industry and integrators need when printing industrial metal parts, and this is the reason this standardization matches with the possibility of building custom integrations with the help of Meltio partners.

The Meltio Robot Cell is designed as a plug-and-play system, with a single electrical power supply and a single inert gas supply. The environmental conditions are standard and this cell cannot be outdoors or unprotected from the sun and dust, it must be in a controlled environment.

The Meltio Robot Cell is certified and tested to operate with an ABB robotic arm as standard configuration and aimed at all industries.

“Meltio’s main commitment with the launch of the Meltio Robot Cell 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 in a safe environment, in order 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. The Meltio Robot Cell has a specific area for every supply the cell requires on a daily basis, only connecting to the inert gas and electric supply is enough to start manufacturing” comments Meltio Engine Product Manager, Alejandro Nieto.

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