Aeroprobe Corp

Christiansburg,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 2535

MELD is a revolutionary solid-state technology for additive manufacturing of metal and metal matrix composites. Aeroprobe offers full-scale MELD machines, contract manufacturing of components, and associated products and services. 

MELD machines produce near-net shape components in a wide range of materials. One MELD machine allows manufacture of fully-built parts, coating existing structures, performing repairs, and joining similar and dissimilar materials using a wide array of metals in solid or powder form. Materials used include unweldable metals.

MELD offers very high-quality depositions at 100% density with equiaxed grain structures, refined grain size, and excellent as-deposited properties. The residual stress formed in the deposited components is much less than stresses developed during casting or other processes that involve melting and solidification. MELD yields a metallurgical bond between the deposited material and substrate or previously deposited layers.


  • B8 Model MELD Machine
    Table Size: 42” x 18”
    Build Volume: 36” x 12” 12”
    Overall Dimensions: 120” x 132” x 132”
    Power Requirement: 480V/Phase, 125 Amp
    Build Material: Solid Metal Rod
    Material Range: Wide Variety of Metals
    Operation: Open Atmosphere...

  • The B8 model MELD machine offers extreme material flexibility, with freedom of choice for acquisition of materials. Unlike traditional processes, MELD is solid-state and yields fully dense products with near wrought properties, reduces distortion, and saves time and expense as compared to processes requiring secondary steps to achieve full density or improved properties. With high deposition rates, large parts can be fabricated rapidly for evaluation of new materials and new geometries. MELD uses solid bar without waste, and raw material costs are minimal as compared to powder and wire-based processes. MELD increases capability by allowing manufacture of functionally-graded multi-material parts or addition of material to non-weldable parts. To learn more and see the B8 model in action, visit