August 19, 2020
MELD Manufacturing Corp. has printed what it says is the largest aluminum cylinder ever printed with its open-air MELD process. The company printed the 10-ft. diameter cylinder using off-the-shelf aluminum to demonstrate the scalability of its print technology.
“There is no other technology that offers this ability to scale,” stated MELD Manufacturing Corporation CEO Nanci Hardwick.
The MELD process allows the use of off the shelf metals in solid or powder form, can create fully dense parts, and operates in an open-air environment. The patented process does not melt the metal, and according to the company, “facilitates wrought properties in printed material.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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