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Metal additive manufacturing supports precision machining

Nov. 13, 2023
Machine builder Fooke GmbH becomes authorized integrator for Meld’s metal 3D printing technology

Metal additive manufacturing technology is advancing precision machining for more and more industrial applications. To support this market, machine builder Fooke GmbH has become an authorized integrator for Meld’s 3D printing for metal technology.

Under this collaboration, Fooke, which manufacturers high-precision 5-axis milling machines, will offer a range of machines integrated with the Meld 3D printing for metal technology as part of a complete Fooke OEM system. Meld says that the integration of its technology into Fooke’s OEM systems will empower customers in aviation, space, railway and automotive to push the boundaries of what is possible in large metal part production.

“Our customers in the space market asked us to integrate this technology into our machines. When we learned about this new process, we saw value for our customers in other industries as well,” says Fooke CEO Johannes Fooke.

Meld’s proprietary process differs from traditional metal 3D printing methods:

1. No Melting: Meld technology avoids the need to melt metal, eliminating the risk of thermal stresses and ensuring superior material properties and minimal distortion.

2. Wide Material Compatibility: Meld’s technology can be applied to a wide range of commercially available metals, including aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and more.

3. Environmentally Friendly: Meld’s process is environmentally friendly, producing minimal waste and reducing energy consumption.

“We are thrilled to become an authorized integrator for Meld Manufacturing Corporation,” said Hendrik Fooke, head of sales & business development at Fooke. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing quality solutions to our customers. Meld’s technology will enable us to offer both additive and subtractive capability on our machines, opening doors to previously unattainable possibilities for large scale parts manufactured on-site.”