17 June 2022
K3D Appointed as Meltio’s Service Bureau and a European Referent for Application Development after Acquiring Two Meltio Systems
- Advanced Manufacturing
Meltio, a disruptive laser metal deposition technology manufacturer, today announced that K3D became the first official service bureau and a key contributor to its application development in Europe. This agreement was achieved with the help of 3D Printer Solutions, Meltio’s official sales partner in the Benelux.
K3D is a Dutch technology center aiming to provide accessible and affordable metal 3D printing services to a variety of industries. Their business model enables the widespread use of various metal additive manufacturing technologies as well as also provides training and capacitation. After verifying the various advantages of Meltio’s state-of-the-art wire LMD technology through a custom part printed on the Meltio Engine Robot Integration, K3D decided to incorporate this innovative technology into their portfolio. By adding both the plug-and-play metal 3Dprinter, the Meltio M450, and the Meltio Engine integrated into a robotic arm, K3D will play a key role in making this technology accessible across Europe. They will also assist in the improvement and advancement of said technology. Furthermore, K3D will support the demand for Meltio parts for a wide range of applications for industrial sectors as well as co- create the official Meltio training and capacitation curriculums.
Meltio’s cutting-edge multi-metal 3D printing technology precisely stacks weld beads on top of one another when introduced into a laser-generated meltpool. The process uses commodity welding wire, the cleanest, safest and lowest cost metal feedstock on the market. The Meltio Engine integrates impeccably with both robotic as well as CNC equipment, bringing new metal additive manufacturing capabilities to a wide range of industries and applications.
“We are thrilled to be working with K3D and 3D Printer Solutions, as this collaboration between us serves as a great indicator of how Meltio’s partner ecosystem is evolving. Together with K3D, we will be able to cater to the ever-growing interest in Meltio’s technology and its applications. As well as by leveraging K3D’s knowledge, we will be able to further develop the official Meltio training and capacitation curriculum, subsequently easing the adoption of metal additive manufacturing. – Gerard García, Head of Sales and Marketing at Meltio.
The K3D team has extensive experience developing applications for a variety of customer-led projects across various industries. With over 6 years of metal 3D printing experience, they have facilitated the adoption of this leading form of manufacturing technology to a great number of clients. With the acquisition of Meltio’s pioneering technology, they look forward to broadening their metal additive manufacturing portfolio and facilitating its adoption, by advancement, education as well as production of applications for industrial sectors.
Over the years we have become well-acquainted with various metal 3D printing technologies, such as powder bed fusion. However, Meltio’s pioneering wire laser metal deposition process will definitely put metal AM into a new perspective as well as it will ease its adoption in the Dutch market. By acquiring the Meltio M450 metal 3D printer, we’ll be able to easily print very high-density metal parts on a compact footprint, while we’ll be able to cater to the ever-growing demand for larger and more complex metal parts using the Meltio Engine Robot Integration. – Luuk Wissink, CEO at K3D
3D Printer Solutions is an exclusive distributor of Meltio’s technology in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg since 2021. The company leverages its broad experience in the industrial sector and its well-established sales network for introducing Meltio’s unique additive manufacturing solutions to industries seeking a competitive advantage in their production process.
We are really pleased with the collaboration with K3D. K3D is known for its extensive experience in Metal 3D Printing, and we believe this partnership as a service provider will accelerate the adoption of the new Meltio technology in the Benelux Market. – Ralf Verhoeven, CEO at 3D Printer Solutions
Meltio takes metal additive manufacturing to the next level by developing high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions using wire LMD technology. The company’s mission is to delight customers, partners and employees by pioneering the development of affordable metal 3D printing systems that are reliable, safe, and powerful, continually reinforcing their status as disruptors.
K3D is a one-stop-shop for 3D metal printing. We believe that working together is working smarter, that’s why we like to share our knowledge. In our printing technology centers, located in Terborg and Eindhoven, young and talented colleagues are ready to take you further into the world of 3D metal printing. Our unparalleled experience is also reflected in the more than 350 completed business cases and over 150,000 printed products. Target markets are high- tech, aerospace, traditional mechanical engineering, energy, robotics, and tooling. K3D prints various materials including titanium, stainless steel, tool steel, Inconel, and aluminum. Within our centers, we offer you knowledge, capacity, and assistance in the design and manufacturing process. This unique support enables you to utilize the benefits of 3D metal printing to its fullest potential.
3D Printer Solutions is a specialist in the 3D printing market for over 6 years. They focus on making 3D printing accessible for everyone by providing different services leaving the end customer to focus on what they do best. With a wide range of brands from semi-professional to industrial, Meltio is the perfect fit to fill up the gap in affordable metal 3D printing. Our goal is to fulfill our clients’ needs and become a long-term partner every step of the way.