Wolf Robotics, a Lincoln Electric Company, is paving the road for advancements in Robotic Big Area Additive Manufacturing (R-BAAM). This effort will help move metal additive manufacturing out of the traditional, small-area, bed-built processes and dramatically expand build envelopes for robotically printing metal parts.
Wolf Robotics will demonstrate arc-based steel additives using Power Wave® Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®) Lincoln Electric’s booth at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 12-17. Cultivated as a result of an industry need, Wolf developed this innovative, multi-meter build envelope, multi-feedstock and multi-material robotic additive system. The system features both a laser powder and a laser hot-wire process for steel and titanium materials. It is ideal for producing titanium aerospace parts and low-volume, complex parts to replace traditional, high-cost, design-constrained castings in the steel-casting sector.