Meltio Robot Arm

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Meltio Robot Arm

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Turn a robot arm into a metal 3D printing system with no inherent size constraints. The Meltio Engine Robot Integration is the perfect platform for large and complex 3D printing, repair, cladding and feature addition. The Meltio Engine integrates with any robot arm manufacturer and interface on the market.

Description

Meltio Engine
Robot Integration

Large-scale Metal
3D Printing

Turn a robot arm into a metal 3D printing system with no inherent size constraints. The Meltio Engine Robot Integration is the perfect platform for large and complex 3D printing, repair, cladding and feature addition. The Meltio Engine integrates with any robot arm manufacturer and interface on the market.

Metal 3D Printing

 

Large-Scale Metal 3D Printing

The Meltio Engine integrates with any robot arm manufacturer and
interface in the market.

Large-Scale


No inherent constraints when the working envelope is only
limited by the size of the motion system.

Cladding


Provide new capability to any robot arm by turning it into a
metal 3D printing system.

Geometry Freedom


Create highly complex parts with infinite degrees of
freedom.

Part Repair


Create highly complex parts with machining tolerances in the
same process.

Technical Specifications

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (WxDxH): 390 x 700 x 1025 mm Power Consumption: 2 – 5 kW peak depending on selected options
Print Envelope (WxDxH): Depending on the integration Process Control: Closed-loop, laser and wire modulation
System Weight: 142 kg Enclosure: Laser-safe, sealed, controlled atmosphere
Laser Type: 6 x 200 W direct diode lasers Cooling: Active water-cooled chiller included
Laser Wavelength: 976 nm Wire Feedstock Diameter: 0.8 – 1.2 mm
Total Laser Power: 1200 W Wire Feedstock Diameter: 0.8 – 1.2 mm
Power Input: 208 / 230 V single phase or 400 V three phase Wire Feedstock Spool: BS300 or Wire drums

Wire Materials

Stainless Steels: Excellent strength and corrosion resistance.
Mild Steels: Cheap and ductile, with unparalleled machinability and weldability.
Carbon Steels: High impact strength, retain hardness at high temperatures.
Titanium Alloys: Highest strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance.
Nickel Alloys: High versatility, outstanding heat and corrosion resistance.
Cooper & Aluminum: Under Development.

Printhead Information

Custom mounting hardware for the deposition head and upper enclosure for
electronics and related sensors.

Printhead Size (WxDxH): 202 X 297 X 784 mm
Printhead Weight: 15.5 kg

Key Integration Requirements

Payload of at least 45 – 60 kg ensures that the robot can follow the additive toolpath precisely. Position repeatability of ± 0.06 mm according to ISO 9283.
At least 8 Digital I/O configured according to “Communications Protocols Robot Meltio Engine”. When using OPC DA or Socket as the default communication protocol, Meltio recommends a total of 16 Digital I/O.
The robot and the ositioner must be installed, configured, and calibrated before the Meltio Engine Integration.
Possibility to add safety integration (depending on the integration).
Laser-safe robot cell with a security circuit between the robot controller, the Meltio Engine, and the cell door interlock. The integrator is responsible for the correct installation and operation of the security system.

*A laser safety enclosure and safety interlocks for the robot cell are not included. These additional hardware items are to be sourced by the integrator or end user customer because they will depend on the final application and installation facilities.

Upgrades and Accessories

Dual Wire: This option allows to 3D print two wire materials sequentially with
very quick wire switches.
Hot Wire: Programmable power supply that preheats the material to increase the
deposition rate.
Laser Alignment System: It allows users to calibrate Meltio’s multi-laser deposition head
accurately and effortlessly prior to every print.

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