The Future is Here
AMLTEC™ is an innovative and revolutionary 3D parts manufacturer set to change the manufacturing methods of making metal parts for aerospace, automotive, marine, defence, mining (O&G) and medical.
Additive Metal Layering Technologies (AMLTEC™) focuses on Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAM™) which is an immensely growing industry that challenges and disrupts traditional “subtractive” metal technologies such as casting, forging and machining. AMLTEC™ focuses on WAM™ for materials such as Titanium, Nickel Alloys, Stainless Steels and Aluminium.
The combined welding robotic hardware is capable of manufacturing parts with outstanding accuracy.
Getting More for Less
WAM™ combines an electric arc as a heat source with wire as feedstock material to produce free-form parts to a near-net shape.
Traditional methods of subtractive manufacturing often have up to 80% material wastage from machining.
Speed to Market
Speed to Market
AMLTEC™ offers cost effective additive manufacturing which improves speed to market by reducing manufacturing times up to 75%.
Typical buy-to-use ratios are up to 1 ½ : 1, compared with traditional methods that can be up to 30 : 1.
With the 3D printing market for metal on the rise, this advanced manufacturing technique is being touted as the next industrial revolution and has been forecast to grow exponentially over the next 20 years.
Wohler’s Report, 2016
What is WAM?
WAM™ is a 3D printing metal additive manufacturing process for medium to large metal parts. It is suitable for the production of large scale engineering structures of high integrity at low cost. WAM™ combines an electric arc as a heat source with wire as feedstock to produce free-form parts. The wire ARC welding technique is integrated with a specifically programmed welding robot to manufacture large metal parts from 3D computer aided drawings (3D CAD) to a near-net shape which is then machine finished.
Utilizing state of the art sophisticated software coupled with the WAM™ process offers a revolutionary high tailored approach to meet the needs a vast amount of manufacturing opportunities.
By using an extensive weld bead geometry library, the software identifies optimal path models depending on the type of material, thickness of a component and final size. With a combination of this information, together with the expertise of CAD slicing technique, the path models make a unique robotic ode.
Large Scale 3D Printing
The ground breaking use of Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAM™) welding techniques for 3D printing creates large metal parts quickly and efficiently. The process is used to build parts layer by layer producing metal parts to the highest integrity. Robotics removes the traditional printer size restrictions on production.
Using the WAM™ process in this way is a major disruption to the current methods of metal part manufacturing. These traditional methods of casting, forging and machining from large blocks of metal are time consuming, costly and produce immense scrap material. By using the WAM™ process this wastage of material is reduced by up to 80% and manufacturing times are reduced by 75%. Excess machining and long lead manufacturing times for parts are reduced significantly, therefore reducing costs.
Tensile Value: 301 MPa
Yield Test 134 MPa
Aluminium Grade: 5183
Outside The Box
Through the use of repositionable robots the WAM™ process removes the traditional size restrictions of 3D printing.
Reduce Waste & Time
Using the WAM™ process wastage of material is reduced by up to 80% and manufacturing times are reduced by 75%.
To to be at the forefront of WAM™ research and development with a heavy focus on commercializing parts, components & products for use in all industries.
Industry-Wide Game Changer
This unique and sustainable process of 3D Printing is poised to disrupt traditional methods for parts manufacture.