Use MELD to Make Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) & Custom Metals
The MELD process can be used to create custom blends of mechanically-alloyed materials and MMCs. By combining two or more materials within the MELD machine’s feed system, we can begin to print your custom part in an equally custom material.
With MELD, your designs are no longer limited to monolithic materials. MELD allows you to strategically add reinforcements such as silicon carbide to reduce wear in areas of need during the MELD deposition of your part. MELD also permits the user to not only vary the concentration of reinforcement during deposition, but also the type of reinforcement, such as changing from a silicon carbide to boron nitride or an aluminum oxide. MELD can also be used to fabricate custom mechanically-alloyed materials, such as a custom aluminum-molybdenum alloy developed in-house by MELD manufacturing.