Turkish company MetalWorm has introduced two wire arc additive manufacturing robotic systems, namely the Compact System and the Special System. These machines use wire arc directed energy deposition technology and offer a total of eleven computer controlled robotic additive manufacturing options.
MetalWorm has developed proprietary software that generates tool path strategies and robot codes for various materials and geometries. Currently, the company’s process parameter library includes steel, stainless steel and aluminum alloys, with ongoing development for alloys such as titanium, Inconel and armored steels.
MetalWorm machines are highly customizable and equipped with monitoring and control features, meeting the specific needs of customers, including those employing advanced digital twin technologies. The systems incorporate innovative technologies such as Active Cooling, which reduces heat build-up and substrate waste, and Active Heating, which prevents cracking and residual stresses. The vibration technology promotes the refinement of the grains, improving the mechanical properties. Additionally, Arc Voltage Control ensures accurate deposition by automatically adjusting the height of the torch.
The compact MetalWorm system is marketed as an easy-to-use plug-and-play machine with integrated components. For the production of larger parts, the MetalWorm Special System offers robotic solutions. MetalWorm also provides custom designed systems to suit specific requirements.
With these advances in additive manufacturing, MetalWorm aims to offer efficient and versatile solutions for various industries. The company’s dedication to the development of new alloys and the continuous improvement of its technologies places it at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of arc wire robotic additive manufacturing.
And let’s reflect for a moment what a great name “MetalWorm” is for a company! Kudos to MetalWorm for their branding.
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