Meltio named strategic technology partner by US Department of Defense

July 7, 2023

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has recognised Meltio, a Spanish Additive Manufacturing company and its US distributor Phillips Corporation as a strategic technology partner (Courtesy Meltio)
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has recognised Meltio and its US distributor Phillips Corporation as a strategic technology partner (Courtesy Meltio)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has recognised Meltio, headquartered in Linares, Spain, and its US distributor Phillips Corporation, Hanover, Maryland, USA, as a strategic technology partner for its metal Additive Manufacturing solutions. Meltio was selected out of a total of three-hundred applicants from international technology firms, consolidating the company’s relationship with the US Army whilst increasing the possibilities for relationships with other US defence departments, as well as armies from other countries.

“This is a technology with a very robust capability for fabrication and for near net shape part production,” the US DoD commented. “It offers a very valuable approach that uses standard welding wire that is already available in US Department of Defense manufacturing environments, a coil of wire can be made into a near net shape for any part, thus avoiding the need for large stocks of shapes/forms/sizes of raw material.”

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This move also marks the first time a Spanish Additive Manufacturing company has been recognised as a strategic technology partner.

Ángel Llavero López de Villalta, CEO of Meltio, shared, “The award we have received is a recognition to Meltio’s professionals and gives reliability to our technology. For us, the military sector is a sector that allows us to bring together all the applications of our disruptive metal 3D printing technology. And it is an opportunity for Meltio to develop a dual application for the civil and military sector.”

“Our technology has the potential to transform different sectors thanks to metal Additive Manufacturing such as supply chains, logistics, repair and manufacturing of metal parts compared to other conventional techniques such as forging and machining. There are currently many armies in other countries that have Meltio’s metal Additive Manufacturing technology and we want to stand out as a strategic and technological partner for the military sector, also in Spain,” Llavero López de Villalta added.

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