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Meltio: An International Joining of Forces to Revolutionize the 3D Market

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Meltio is a new company specialized in applying additive manufacturing and 3D scanning to industrial sectors such as aerospace, architecture, automotive, medical, education, electronics, and machining. It was set up in mid-2019 as a joint venture with the participation of Additec, an American company based in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sicnova, a Spanish company with a vast history in the 3D field.

Its goal is to boost the industry by improving productivity, by means of a wide portfolio of connected and scalable technological solutions based on advanced 4D manufacturing and 3D inspection. All this can be summarized with the introduction of its 3E Technology concept: Easy, Efficient and Expandable.

Meltio’s product portfolio offers several complementary alternatives, turning Meltio into a global partner for companies willing to implement 4.0 solutions targeted to make their workflows more efficient. The products catalog includes large format FFF 3D printers, 3D digitalization solutions for inspection and quality control, and also hybrid systems (CNC/robotic engines or modules). This way Meltio will enable the acquisition of digital 3D files to producing plastic prototypes or metal end use parts with great surface finish, and ultimately controlling the quality of the parts with automated inspection systems.

Meltio is soon launching at Formnext 2019, one of its flagship solutions: Meltio M450 3D printer. This new printer is based on LMD technology previously used by Additec in its µPrinter. MELTIO M450 uses a high-power multi-laser printhead able to handle metal wire or powder without changing the nozzle. The printer features a very compact format which makes it suitable for desktop environments, with a build volume of 200x150x450 mm.

In the words of the CEO of the company Ángel Llavero, “The joining of forces of Additec and Sicnova will make possible a democratizing access to direct metal 3D printing, by allowing its use to many companies that could not afford it until now.”

Meltio has set up since the beginning as an international company with a clear global vision and offices in United States and Spain. The main headquarters and factory are located in Linares, Jaen (Spain), with the R&D centers in both, the US and Europe.

The company is led by several names with extensive experience in 3D technologies sector. The CEO is Ángel Llavero (also CEO in Sicnova since 2007) and the main board also includes Brian Matthews (CEO of Additec). Also the CRO is Oscar Meza, former Vice-President of Global Sales at Shining3D, Executive Vice-president of Worldwide Sales at Creaform and Vice-President of Sales in Asia-Pacific at Faro Technologies.

Currently Meltio is closing international deals for distributing its portfolio worldwide. The complete range of products will be showcased at Formnext (stand C111, hall 12.1), where it will also host an official presentation the first day of the event (Tuesday, 19th November at 2.30 PM). You can get invitations for visiting the stand at Formnext through Meltio’s website: meltio4d.com.

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