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MELD Introduces Solid-State 3D Printing System

Currently, MELD can form magnesium, aluminum, aluminum silicon carbide, copper, copper metal matrix composites, magnesium, steel, strengthened steel, and ultra high strength steel. As a result, its solid-state process can 3D print proven and previously “unweldable materials,” such as the magnesium gear housing box shown here. (Image courtesy of MELD Manufacturing.)

By operating at lower temperatures, MELD’s technology is said to avoid material flaws like porosity and hot cracking. The company says this enables the 3D printer not only to produce high-quality parts, with full density, but also to consume less energy than melt-based processes.

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