MELD Manufacturing Corporation’s patented MELD™ technology has earned a spot in the 2018 R&D 100 Awards, an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year. MELD™ was selected as the single most disruptive new technology and received a special Market Disruptor award.
MELD™, which was named an R&D 100 finalist in August, is a revolution for additive manufacturing and repair of metals. Traditional methods melt materials, introducing weaknesses. MELD™ is a no-melt process for metal, offering stronger, better parts. No melting also offers the potential to work with unweldable materials. This freedom offers the ability to rethink how particular materials are used for various applications and in what combinations. MELD™ is highly scalable, allowing it to make much larger parts than competitive processes. It is also the first system of its kind for building large-scale 3D parts.