ADDere Additive Manufacturing

What is ADDere

How the 3D Laser-wire Additive Manufacturing process works

ADDere at its heart is a 3D laser-wire additive manufacturing (LWAM) process for printing large-scale components. ADDere uses a high-powered laser as the main heat source to melt the metal wire while a hot wire delivery system is used to pre-heat the incoming welding wire. With this combination, ADDere achieves best-in-class metal layer deposition with virtually no impurities.

Microstructure of Titanium deposition via ADDere's laser-wire additive manufacturing process

ADDere’s systems and engines typically use a 6-axis industrial robot with multiple external axes as its motion system. Using industrial robotics for motion control allows for a much finer position as well as the opportunity to deposit materials in much more flexible ways than traditional Cartesian gantry systems in the market.

The robust, closed-loop deposition sensor package maintains quality and precision at much higher levels. It further opens the ADDere LWAM system to even more metal 3D printing techniques due to the fine-grain control of the purpose-built control system.

ADDere system walkaround layout
The components of a typical ADDere Custom System

GKN Aerospace uses ADDere System at Oak Ridge National Labs

Can ADDere help your business?

If ADDere’s high-quality large-scale metal additive manufacturing process sounds like something that your firm would benefit from, whether it’s in aerospace, defense, oil & gas or any other industry, contact us today. The ADDere laser-wire additive manufacturing process can produce large-scale builds in a wide range of sizes and materials near net shape to fit all your manufacturing needs.

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