MELD produces world’s largest additively manufactured aluminium cylinder

August 18, 2020

MELD has broken its previous record for an additively manufactured aluminium cylinder, shown here with the larger cylinder (Courtesy MELD Manufacturing Corporation)

MELD Manufacturing Corporation, Christiansburg, Virginia, USA, reports that it has additively manufacturing a 3.05 m (10 ft) diameter aluminium cylinder,  said to demonstrate the scalability of its open-air MELD process.

The size of the component is stated to be a milestone for the company and the metal Additive Manufacturing industry as a whole. Nanci Hardwick MELD Manufacturing Corporation CEO states, “There is no other technology that offers this ability to scale.”

According to the company, the MELD process continues to gain international users across industries because it allows the use of off-the-shelf metals in solid or powder form, creates fully dense parts, and operates in an open-air environment. 

www.MELDmanufacturing.com

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