Meltio expands materials range

Feb. 6, 2023
The wire-laser 3D printer can produce molds, dies and tooling for both prototyping and full-scale production.

M450 Using spools of a wide range of metal feedstocks, including stainless steels, Inconel, titanium and copper, manufacturers can employ Meltio’s wire-laser 3D printer to produce molds, as well as cladding. The machine is suitable for both prototyping and full-scale production.  

What’s new? A growing metal selection. Materials now include Meltio Tool Steel H11, which offers excellent impact toughness and has been used in hot tooling and die manufacturing, and Meltio Invar, which is a solid choice for manufacturing molds for producing composite components. 

Benefits Flexibility, thanks to an open-platform system. The company said it offers the lowest-cost machine on the market, which uses the lowest-cost materials — customers can acquire metal wires directly from Meltio, or any other commercial source.  

Meltio US, [email protected], 248-568-8141, 

Vital Statistics 

Printer size 

1.8 feet by 2 feet by 4.6 feet 

Print envelope 

5.7 inches by 6.6 inches by 15.3 inches 


551 pounds 

Laser type 

Six 200-watt direct diode lasers 

Laser wavelength 

976 newton meters 

About the Author

David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.