MELD Manufacturing Corporation’s patented MELD™ technology has been named a finalist for the 2019 Edison Awards in the Applied Technology – Clean Manufacturing category. Founded in 1987, the Edison Awards recognizes excellence in design, innovation, marketing, and product/service development.
MELD is a unique technology for additive manufacturing, coating, joining, and repairing metals. Since MELD does not melt the material, it produces better-quality parts than other processes. It is also a fully-scalable technology thanks to open-atmosphere operation, allowing MELD to make larger parts than competitors.
“One of the great things about MELD is that, in addition to producing high-quality components, it runs much cleaner and produces less waste than other technologies,” said MELD Manufacturing Corporation CEO Nanci Hardwick. “Our machines don’t produce fumes and operate on much less power than the machines used for other additive processes. The ability to manufacture in ways that are better for the environment is more important than ever, so we’re thrilled to be recognized as a green technology.”
MELD’s position as a finalist comes after a year of industry recognition with 2018 seeing the company take home the RAPID + TCT Innovation Award and winning SAE/Techbrief’s Create the Future Design Contest in the Robotics/Automation/Manufacturing category. At the end of the year, MELD was awarded a spot in the R&D 100 and received a special Market Disruptor recognition.
This year’s Edison Awards finalists were determined by a panel of 3,000 executives, academics, and innovators. Winners will be announced on April 4th at the Edison Awards Gala in New York.