AddiTec was founded in 2015 with the goal to innovate how large metal structures are manufactured. We identified that the biggest problems barring large scale additive manufacturing of metal components were system reliability and cost.
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AddiTec was conceived in 2015 with the goal of innovating how metal parts are made. Our initial focus was on large format parts because of the nascent technological developments in this area combined with the broad range of industries and customers which desired additive solutions for large parts. In tackling this problem we discovered the need to rethink LMD from the ground up. The result was the development of our patented LMD-WP process. Unlike the conventional systems in the market, our process used multiple lasers arranged around a central nozzle which allowed us to print wire and powder feedstock unidirectionally. The use of multiple laser sources further reduced system cost and size because we could use relatively small and inexpensive direct diode lasers, compared to conventional LMD heads which require the high beam quality of bulky and expensive fiber lasers. Our LMD-WP technology led to the development of the AddiTec Module and uPrinter, which provided a test bed for the technologies that were later commercialized by MELTIO.
In 2019 AddiTec and SicNova 3D joined forces to create MELTIO with the goal of commercializing AddiTec’s technology on a global industrial scale. Manufacturing was moved from AddiTec’s Las Vegas site to the South of Spain into a new and fully equipped MELTIO factory which manufactures the MELTIO M450 and MELTIO ENGINE in series. Concurrently, AddiTec has repositioned itself as a Master Reseller for MELTIO equipment in the USA and as fabricator of custom systems for highly specific applications using our extensive experience with the LMD-WP Process. AddiTec also offers a wide range of AM application services.