MELD™ Manufacturing Corporation’s patented MELD™ technology has been selected by the US Army to be part of their inaugural Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch). xTechSearch seeks out potential collaborators to work with the Army to address modernization challenges. MELD™ has been selected for Phase I of the program based on its proposed use to create lighter-weight, higher-strength materials for the nation’s next generation combat vehicles.
“The MELD™ technology is ideal for combat vehicles because it enables the use of unweldable metals and can create, join, coat, or repair a wide range of novel metallic materials that offer superior strength and corrosion resistance without adding weight,” explains MELD™ Additive Manufacturing Manager Dr. Chase Cox. “Additionally, MELD™ machines do not require a laboratory environment for operation and are highly scalable, making them perfect for implementation on the battlefield. Being able to repair parts or manufacture components on demand in theater would both elevate efficiency and save time and money.”