USA - 03/07/2019 (PRDistribution.com)
ADDere Additive Manufacturing is now offering 3D printing services. Leveraging capabilities of the unique ADDere laser wire additive system, the company is taking on external printing projects in addition to developing and selling additive manufacturing machines.
“We’ve expanded into providing printing services as well as selling complete additive manufacturing systems as a way to open up this technology to firms who may not have the throughput to make the capital investment but would like utilize its capabilities,” Says Pete Gratschmayr, VP of Sales & Marketing, “The service is a great way to test out the process before making investments. We’re confident ADDere printing services will exceed expectations”
The ADDere system offers many advantages over other 3D metal processes including the ability to do large scale, near net-shape metal printing. The ADDere additive systems have a build area of 1.2M x 0.5M x 0.4M (50” by 22” by 10”) - over three times the size of larger powdered metal based systems.
MWES developed this additive manufacturing to specialize in printing components of exotic metals including Titanium, Duplex Stainless Steel and other super alloys. It can also deposit metal forms on components made through other processes like casting, machining or forging. ADDere’s process allows for not only production runs with small part variations, but allow repair of large metal components.
The ADDere’s innovative closed loop system guarantees industry-leading material deposition quality throughout the build. This aspect combined with its large print area and ability to print high performance alloys has seen interest from a variety of industries including aerospace, military and large equipment manufacturers.
“We see this technology opening a lot of doors in manufacturing large, complex and high performance components for a number of industries – and others have too.” Scott Woida, CEO of ADDere, “We’re excited to offer our knowledge and ability as a service to customers and see where we can take the technology.”
ADDere is a division of Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), an innovator and leader in complex production systems integration. MWES has been providing custom robotic automation solutions for over 27 years. Its extensive industry experience, broad range of product knowledge, and customer-focused approach make MWES a leading production line supplier with a solid reputation for quality, service, and value. The firm’s customers include some of the largest manufacturing companies across the globe who rely on MWES to provide and support large production systems.