Meltio also announced that technology startup Ziknes, which specializes in in software for robotic 3D printing, is the first official integrator of its Meltio Engine for metal additive manufacturing with robotic arms in Portugal and Spain. “We are thrilled to be working with Ziknes and Sicnova, as the collaboration between sales and integration partners within the Meltio ecosystem is critical to fast-track technology adoption in a territory,” said Gerard García, Meltio’s Head of Sales and Marketing. The Meltio Engine is a multi-laser deposition head that can process wire or powder metal feedstock for DED 3D printing, and can be integrated into existing CNC systems and robot arms. Ziknes has plenty of experience with higher-end technology applications, having worked in the past with companies like Jaguar and Tesla, and since deciding to focus only on metal robotic 3D printing applications, it’s now working with Meltio as part of Sicnova’s commercial ecosystem. Meltio says that its Engine Robot Integration “Breaks the traditional manufacturing barriers associated with metal 3D printing,” which is why Ziknes wants to use the solution to shake things up in this area by introducing metal AM capabilities to more applications and industries. “Being able to enter to the additive industry with great players such as Sicnova and Meltio was what made us not to hesitate to found Ziknes. Together with Meltio’s innovative technology, we want to introduce our knowledge of automating robotic processes and industrial software development, to create metal parts with laser metal deposition technology,” said Ziknes CEO Nacho León. In addition to large and complex metal 3D printing, the Meltio Engine Robot Integration can also be used for adding features to existing parts, as well as cladding and repair.
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