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Accufacture Unveils Alchemist 1: A Game-Changing Robotic Additive Manufacturing Cell Powered by Meltio’s Innovative Wire-Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology

The new Alchemist 1 cell delivers cost-effective production of large, fully dense metal parts, catering to the needs of automotive, aerospace, mining, oil and gas, and various other sectors.

Rochester Hills, MI (USA) and Linares (Spain), April 17th, 2024.- Meltio, the leading manufacturer of wire-laser metal deposition systems- takes Accufacture, in collaboration with Meltio and FANUC America, proudly introduces Alchemist 1, an innovative All-In-One Additive Manufacturing Robotic workcell Made in the USA. Engineered for seamless integration and rapid deployment, Alchemist 1 is poised to revolutionize metal additive manufacturing across a myriad of industries.

Powered by Meltio’s cutting-edge Wire-Laser Metal Deposition (W-LMD) technology, Alchemist 1 delivers cost-effective production of large, fully dense metal parts, catering to the needs of automotive, aerospace, mining, oil and gas, and various other sectors. Boasting an array of key features, including a deposition rate of up to 1 kg an hour, a spacious build volume of 3.2’ x 6.5’ x 3.2’, and compatibility with inexpensive welding wire feedstock, Alchemist 1 ensures both superior performance and affordability.

The pre-integrated Alchemist 1 Cell Made in the USA seamlessly combines Meltio’s LW-DED (Directed Energy Deposition) head with a state-of-the-art FANUC six-axis robot and two-axis positioner within a sleek, laser-safe enclosure. Furthermore, the system comes complete with a complimentary Meltio Space robotic slicer license, though customers have the flexibility to utilize other slicer technologies as well.

Xavier Fajardo, CEO of Accufacture, remarked, “Our Alchemist 1 Cell marks the culmination of our extensive relationship with Meltio and FANUC, aimed at expanding the horizons of large format metal 3D printing. By offering a standardized, preconfigured solution, we aim to streamline the adoption process for our customers, thereby accelerating innovation across diverse industries.”

Alejandro Nieto, Meltio Engine Product Manager, added, “We are thrilled to deepen our collaboration with Accufacture through the introduction of Alchemist 1. This solution not only caters to the needs of North American customers but also underscores our shared commitment to efficiency and simplicity in metal additive manufacturing.”

Michael Sharpe, Executive Director Sales for Materials Joining, remarks, “The DED print quality coupled with the FANUC Robot motion allows for Accufacture to combine the best of both companies’ technologies into a complete Class 1 laser package. The Alchemist 1 solution simplifies 3D LW-DED printing so customers can concentrate on production.”

About Accufacture:

Accufacture is dedicated to empowering customers with easy-to-deploy systems that enable the production of large, fully dense 3D-printed metal parts. Committed to excellence in every aspect, from installation and training to post-sales support, Accufacture is driving the future of additive manufacturing. For more information, visit

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan and provides industry-leading CNC systems, robotics, and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability, and profitability.

About Meltio:

Meltio takes metal additive manufacturing to the next level by developing and manufacturing high-performance, affordable, and easy-to-use metal 3D printing solutions using wire-laser metal deposition (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. Meltio is revolutionizing the way of manufacturing and repairing metal parts achieving very reliable results and extraordinarily dense parts with our additive manufacturing technology. Industries such as automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, mining, research centers, universities, and others in more than 60 countries already enjoy Meltio’s solutions. Meltio, based in Linares (Spain), develops and fabricates high-quality disruptive products aimed at high-profile industrial end customers and R&D organizations, such as universities and research-oriented companies. The current portfolio of metal solutions includes the new metal 3D printer Meltio M600, Meltio M450 metal 3D printer, the Meltio Engine CNC Integration, which turns virtually any CNC machine into a powerful hybrid manufacturing center, and the Meltio Engine Robot Integration, which is the perfect platform for large and complex 3D printing, repair, cladding, and feature addition. Meltio Robot Cell is an affordable turn-key solution for the Meltio Engine Robot Integration. All of the systems share the same patented LMD-based (a type of Directed Energy Deposition (DED) process) process capable of manufacturing parts using commodity welding wire.

Sachin R Nalawade
Sachin R Nalawade
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