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Designed for industry without the need for industrial infrastructure. Meltio’s Laser Metal Deposition process is built around wire, the safest, cleanest and lowest cost metal feedstock in the market. Achieve exceptional mechanical properties using single wire, dual wire or wire and powder materials. Meltio’s process currently supports steel, titanium and inconel alloys.

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US Navy installs Phillips Additive Hybrid metal 3D printing solution on USS Bataan

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🔖 Topics: Additive Manufacturing, Laser Metal Deposition

🏭 Vertical: Defense

🏢 Organizations: US Navy, Phillips, Meltio, Haas


A hybrid metal 3D printing solution from Phillips Corporation has been installed on the USS Bataan. The system combines Meltio laser metal deposition technology with a CNC control mill from Haas. The solution will be used for the manufacturing of spare parts and repairs on board the Bataan.

Phillips says that the TM-1 platform that is included in the hybrid system has been proven to operate reliably in an afloat environment aboard several aircraft carriers. Integrating additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies within one system increases efficiency and reduces waste when compared with traditional machining according to Phillips.

The US Navy advanced efforts to improve self-sufficiency for deployed ships and their crews, while reducing supply chain lead times by using AM. According to Phillips, this is the first permanent installation of a metal 3D printer aboard a ship.

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