Leveraging the capabilities of the unique ADDere laser wire additive system, the company is now taking on external printing projects in addition to developing and selling its additive manufacturing machines.
ADDere, the Additive Manufacturing System division of Midwest Engineered Systems (MWES), is now offering its services as a 3D printing firm. Leveraging the capabilities of the unique ADDere laser wire additive system, the company is now taking on external printing projects in addition to developing and selling its additive manufacturing machines.
The ADDere system offers many advantages over other 3D metal printing processes including the ability to do large scale, near net-shape metal printing. The ADDere additive systems have a build area of 1.2M x 0.5M x 0.4M (50" by 22" by 10"), which is over three times the size of the larger powdered metal based systems on the market.
MWES developed this additive manufacturing to specialize in printing components constructed of exotic metals including Titanium, Duplex Stainless Steel and other super alloys. However, it can also deposit new metal forms on components made through other processes, like casting, machining or forging. The firm's material deposition process allows for the ability to not only make production runs with small part variations more economical but also allow for the repair of large metal components.
The ADDere's innovative closed loop system guarantees industry-leading material deposition quality throughout the build process. This aspect combined with its large print area and ability to print high performance alloys has seen interest from a variety of industries including aerospace, military and large equipment manufacturers.
"We see this technology opening a lot of doors in manufacturing large, complex and high performance components for a number of industries - and others have too." Scott Woida, CEO of ADDere, "We're excited to offer our knowledge and ability as a service to customers and see where we can take the technology."
ADDere is a division of Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), an innovator and leader in complex production systems integration. MWES has been providing custom robotic automation solutions for over 27 years. Its extensive industry experience, broad range of product knowledge, and customer-focused approach make Midwest Engineered Systems a leading production line supplier with a solid reputation for quality, service, and value. The firm's customers include some of the largest manufacturing companies not only in the Midwest, but across the globe who rely on MWES to provide and support large production systems.