Fastech joins Meltio’s manufacturing partner network in the USA

Companies & MarketsNews
February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Fastech has partnered with Meltio to become a US sales partner for its AM solutions (Courtesy Meltio)
Fastech has partnered with Meltio to become a US sales partner for its AM solutions (Courtesy Meltio)

Meltio, Linares, Spain, has announced that Fastech Inc, Danville, Virginia, USA, has joined its US manufacturing partner network. Fastech is an additive and subtractive manufacturing services company that applies Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), CNC, and reverse engineering techniques to provide an end-to-end manufacturing solution to a variety of industries.

“We at Fastech are excited to start this great partnership with Meltio to continue our growth trajectory,” stated Alan Pearce, CEO of Fastech. “This partnership will enhance our capabilities to provide an ‘End-to-End’ solution for our customers. The Meltio Engine Robot Integration will allow us to print metals in an environment using a six-axis robotic system. This grants us to manufacture very large titanium components, as well as other reactive alloys within this homogeneous environment, assuring the utmost level of quality every day.”

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“The ability to undertake a build volume for components up to 6 ft cubed [.17 m3], using wire and laser can be beneficial in the manufacturing thin, more detailed features seamlessly whilst maintaining excellent mechanical properties,” he continued. “Furthermore, our post-processing five-axis machining services, full component 3D dimensional inspection, as well as offering nondestructive and destructive inspection of test specimens, closes the gap to complete our customers’ DED [Directed Energy Deposition] needs with our end-to-end service.”

The Meltio Engine Robot Integration is well suited for large, complex Additive Manufacturing, repair, cladding and feature addition. It also allows the manufacturing of highly complex parts with machining tolerances in the same process. The company’s AM technology precisely stacks weld beads on top of one another when introduced into a laser-generated melt pool. The process uses commodity welding wire, reputedly one of the cleanest, safest, and lowest-cost metal feedstock on the market. The Meltio Engine integrates with both robotic and CNC equipment, bringing new metal Additive Manufacturing capabilities to a wide range of industries and applications.

Meltio stated, “Fastech will play a crucial role in Meltio’s manufacturing network by supporting the ever-growing demand for wire-laser metal 3D printed parts from the North American market. This demand comes mainly from a very large pull from defence, heavy machinery, energy, oil and gas, and automotive and aerospace sectors. This is an example of how Meltio partners can develop third-party solutions to meet the industry needs and contribute to the development of our technology and application development alongside end-users.”

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