Meltio, Linares, Spain, has announced that K3D, Bergeijk, the Netherlands, is the first official service bureau and a key contributor to Meltio’s application development in Europe. This agreement was achieved with the help of 3D Printer Solutions, Meltio’s official sales partner in the Benelux market.
“We are thrilled to be working with K3D and 3D Printer Solutions, as this collaboration between us serves as a great indicator of how Meltio’s partner ecosystem is evolving,” stated Gerard García, Head of Sales and Marketing at Meltio. “Together with K3D, we will be able to cater to the ever-growing interest in Meltio’s technology and its applications. As well as by leveraging K3D’s knowledge, we will be able to further develop the official Meltio training and capacitation curriculum, subsequently easing the adoption of metal Additive Manufacturing.”
K3D is a technology centre which aims to provide accessible and affordable metal Additive Manufacturing services to a variety of industries. Its business model enables the widespread use of various metal Additive Manufacturing technologies as well providing training and capacitation. After assessing the various advantages of Meltio’s wire Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology – a form of Directed Energy Deposition (DED) – through a custom part built on the Meltio Engine Robot Integration, K3D chose to incorporate the technology into its portfolio.
The K3D team has experience developing applications for a variety of customer-led projects across various industries. With over six years of metal Additive Manufacturing experience, the team is said to have facilitated the adoption of this leading form of manufacturing technology to a great number of clients. With the acquisition of Meltio’s plug-and-play metal Additive Manufacturing machine the Meltio M450 and the Meltio Engine integrated into a robotic arm, K3D will broaden its metal Additive Manufacturing portfolio and facilitating its adoption.
Over the years we have become well acquainted with various metal 3D printing technologies, such as Powder Bed Fusion,” added Luuk Wissink, CEO at K3D. “However, Meltio’s pioneering wire Laser Metal Deposition process will definitely put metal AM into a new perspective, as well as it will ease its adoption in the Dutch market. By acquiring the Meltio M450 metal 3D printer, we’ll be able to easily print very high-density metal parts on a compact footprint, while we’ll be able to cater to the ever-growing demand for larger and more complex metal parts using the Meltio Engine Robot Integration.”