Meltio partners with 12 Leading Software Companies to foster Hybrid and Robotic AM adoption

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Meltio Engine Software Partners ecosystem has 12 leading software companies
Meltio Engine Software Partners ecosystem/Source: Meltio

Meltio, the disruptive laser metal deposition technology manufacturer, shared that it has partnered with 12 leading software companies to unveil its new Meltio Engine Software Partners ecosystem. This partnership will ensure a set of guaranteed and reliable software solutions for the customer to identify his best software solution to use Meltio Engine CNC Integration and Meltio Engine Robot Integration.

This new ecosystem enables Meltio to complement its Meltio Horizon to deliver the most end-to-end additive manufacturing software solution set in the market. It will also foster hybrid and robotic AM adoption in the industry.

“For a year we have been working with all of them sharing the needs that we understood most suitable for our customers, going as far as sharing as well as in some cases sharing the mathematical algorithms needed for the functionalities we required. The result of this collaboration between our engineers and the teams of these companies has now resulted in offering this software platform to the market.”

– Ángel Llavero, CEO of Meltio

12 Leading Software Companies

12 of the most innovative and leading software companies in additive manufacturing (AM) that have joined Meltio Engine’s Software Partner ecosystem for hybrid and robotic platforms. These include:

SKM DCAM by SKM Informatik; AdaOne by Adaxis; AiSync by AiBuild; Esprit by Hexagon; Fusion 360 by Autodesk; Aplus+Mastercam by Camufacturing and Mastercam; Hypermill by OpenMind; SiemensNX by Siemens; Hy5CAM by 1ATechnologies; RobotStudio 3D Printing PowerPack by ABB and SprutCAM X by SprutCam.

Llavero added, “With this alliance, Meltio sends the message to all our customers of the Meltio Engine CNC and Robot Integration that the software that appears is tested and certified for the handling and proper use of Meltio’s technology. With the creation of this new agreement with major software development companies, we continue our strategic goal of facilitating and democratizing metal additive manufacturing. Ease of use and the technology are key for us. Meltio’s industrial customers are guaranteed that any software program can have a guaranteed user experience.”

Meltio Robot Printhead Integration
Meltio Robot Printhead Integration/Source: Meltio

Meltio provides an open platform for hardware (any robot or CNC) as well as for software that allows the use of any software to manufacture metal parts and meet the growing demand of industrial applications in the market with hybrid and robotic additive manufacturing processes.

It is important to ensure a great user experience and therefore Meltio has created a process for validating technically each solution, avoiding extra work between the final customer and every software provider, for example as defining post-processors or ensuring the specific software can get the most out of the Meltio Engine as the possibility to use two materials in the same part (Dual-Wire). Meltio’s engineers have studied the technical requirements for developing the slicing strategies for the majority of the parts that the industry requires. They have defined 9 levels of complexity, including example geometries that represent help customers as well as developers understand the diversity of parts.

This new software ecosystem offers to the market tools to address a variety of parts and industries through advanced slicing features such as:fixed tool orientation, revolved surfaces, features on non-planar surfaces, simple surface coating, radial cladding, 360 features, variable layer deposition, controlled area repair and non-controlled area repair.

Meltio Engine CNC Integration - fostering Hybrid and Robotic AM adoption
Meltio Engine CNC Integration/Source: Meltio

With the addition of this software platform available to its industrial customers, Meltio takes another step forward in its commitment to improving the ease of use of its wire laser metal 3D printing technology. With this new ecosystem, Meltio takes another step forward in its firm commitment to offer a 360° solution to provide ease of use of its wire laser metal 3D printing technology in software and hardware. Meltio’s end-user value is based on offering Freedom of choice and Healthy competition in a new market.

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