Meltio software simplifies 3D metal printing with a robot

Oct. 3, 2023
Meltio Space generates toolpaths for large-scale metal 3D printing with popular robot arms.

Meltio Space Meltio’s Engine Robot Integration lets users combine the company’s wire-laser metal deposition 3D printing technology with popular six-axis robots to offer large-scale 3D metal printing of products that can include molds and tooling. The company has now introduced Meltio Space, a new toolpath generator software that bypasses the constraints of traditional 3-axis printing systems and gives users of its Meltio Engine Robot Integration a simple way to take advantage of the multi-axis toolpaths the robot arms make possible.

What’s new? The Meltio Space software.

Benefits Ease of use. Meltio Space’s user-friendly interface streamlines the programming process, and makes advanced features such as simulation and collision detection accessible to industrial customers who lack expertise in robotics and additive manufacturing. It features a built-in robot library for ABB, Kuka, Fanuc and Yaskawa robot arms, and includes preset and recommended material profiles and 3D printing parameters for them. It employs a virtual model of the real robot movement, which allows users to simulate the kinematics of the robot for accurate and precise printing.

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