Meltio announced its new Meltio Engine Software Partners ecosystem to ensure a set of guaranteed and reliable software solutions for Meltio Engine CNC Integration and Meltio Engine Robot Integration. Comprised of the key software players in the additive manufacturing (AM) market, the ecosystem complements its Meltio Horizon to deliver the most end-to-end additive manufacturing software solution set.
The 12 most innovative worldwide software companies in AM that have joined Meltio Engine’s Software Partner ecosystem for hybrid and robotic platforms are: SKM DCAM by SKM Informatik; AdaOne by Adaxis; AiSync by AiBuild; Esprit by Hexagon; Fusion 360 by Autodesk; Aplus+Mastercam by Camufacturing and Mastercam; Hypermill by OpenMind; SiemensNX by Siemens; Hy5CAM by 1ATechnologies; RobotStudio 3D Printing PowerPack by ABB; and SprutCAM X by SprutCam.
Meltio provides an open platform for hardware (any robot or CNC) and software that allows the use of any software to manufacture metal parts and meet the growing demand of industrial applications in the market with hybrid and robotic additive manufacturing processes.
Since it is important to ensure a great user experience, Meltio has created a process for technically validating each solution, avoiding extra work between the final customer and every software provider — for example, defining post-processors or ensuring the specific software can get the most out of the Meltio Engine as the possibility to use two materials in the same part (Dual-Wire). Meltio’s engineers have studied the technical requirements for developing the slicing strategies for the majority of the parts that the industry requires. They have defined nine levels of complexity, including example geometries that represent help customers as well as developers understand the diversity of parts.
This new software ecosystem offers the market tools to address a variety of parts and industries through advanced slicing features such as fixed tool orientation, revolved surfaces, features on non-planar surfaces, simple surface coating, radial cladding, 360 features, variable layer deposition, controlled area repair, and non-controlled area repair.
With the addition of this software platform available to its industrial customers, Meltio takes another step forward in its commitment to improving the ease of use of its wire laser metal 3D printing technology in software and hardware. Meltio’s end-user value is based on offering freedom of choice and healthy competition in a new market.