MELD Receives Innovation Award

MELD Manufacturing Corporation has received an Innovation Award for “MELD: A Scalable, No-melt Method for Printing for Large Metal Parts”. The award was presented at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo in Washington, DC.

As a 2021 TechConnect Innovation Awardee, MELD will take the stage on Wednesday where CEO Nanci Hardwick will share the company’s story and technology. Information on the technology included statements that the patented, award winning MELD technology transforms metal 3D printing into a scalable industrial tool. Part quality is impressive, with parts being fully dense at the time of printing. Mechanical properties are isotropic, which means that MELD is one of the only printing technologies that can offer a part that has similar strength and ductility through the build layers.  

MELD Manufacturing Corporation is the inventor of the award-winning, patented MELD® process for 3D printing metal. MELD machines are unlike any other 3D machines and in their own category of process type because they do not melt the metal being printed.  The thermo-mechanical MELD process creates enough flow in the material to combine it and create parts that otherwise appear to be forged. It’s versatile because it uses any metal. It’s simple and offers predictable results. It’s fast and able to print the largest parts. It’s unique in the ability to repair existing parts.  More information on the technology can be found at