A revolutionary additive manufacturing process, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing is executed by depositing layers of metal on top of each other, until the intended three-dimensional geometry is formed.
Similar to other AM methods, WAAM® uses an electric arc as a heat source and metal wires as feedstock.
Heat sources can include Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Metal Active Gas (MAG), and Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA). Each of these arc welding processes has its own specific advantages and drawbacks, attributed to their energy density, the level of control they provide, the deposition rate they can achieve, and the types of defects they might produce.
We offer a comprehensive range of products and services
to address the full manufacturing value chain.
WAAM® System & Hardware
First-Right Part Printing
We are here to support companies.
Satisfactory results are followed by the second phase, the industrialisation. Here, WAAM3D can assist you by providing integrated systems featuring our unique software and hardware framework; by providing technology-transfer services; and by supplying you with raw-materials produced specifically for additive manufacturing.
Addept3D can support you by providing integrated systems featuring unique WAAM® hardware and software framework, along with necessary operating know-how transfer and other support services.
Addept3D can invest in the necessary WAAM® equipment capacity and undertake the production activities to supply the required parts to you.
Opportunities to reduce waste, reduce lead-time and reduce cost.
Affiliation to WAAM3D and Cranfield University – a leader in WAAM technology research and development
Use of patented processes developed by our Affiliates
Our solutions employ purpose-built hardware integrated with ??? software to attain better product output
Provide the necessary support for you to adapt and transition towards additive manufacturing as a more viable means to making your products
An electric arc is ignited between the welding torch (heat source) and the substrate plate. Metal wires are used as feedstock.