MELD Manufacturing Corporation, Christiansburg, Virginia, USA, has formed a new business: MELD PrintWorks Corporation. This organisation will utilise the MELD® Additive Manufacturing technology as an AM service, intending to address the needs of multiple industries which struggle to obtain forgings, castings and other metal parts.
“Our customers need greater access to printed parts,” stated Nanci Hardwick, CEO, MELD. “Our MELD machine customers and prospects have universally stated a need to offer our technology as a service. We have listened and responded by providing a dedicated resource in the MELD PrintWorks Corporation. Given the constraints many industries are experiencing in sourcing forgings, castings, and raw materials in general, we are excited to support this transition of MELD printing technology to a production environment.”
MELD Manufacturing Corporation will continue its focus on delivery of technology through machines, training, and certification, while MELD PrintWorks Corporation will have a singular focus on serving customer demand for additively manufactured parts made with the transformative MELD technology. The new company is an independent organisation with separate management and operating teams. The company has launched in a Virginia facility separate from the current MELD Manufacturing Corporation factory.
Hardwick concluded, “We spun out this company to provide a source for our many customers eager to have more access to MELD-printed parts. We feel it important to have a hard separation between MELD Manufacturing and MELD Printworks so that the goals and focus of each company can be prioritised.”