RoboWAAM

WAAM3D
turnkey solution

3D metal additive manufacturing machine engineered and built for WAAM in the UK.

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showcasing the software on the robowaam enclosure

WAAMCTRL

WAAM3D monitoring and control system

Remote access operating system for RoboWAAM with real-time project monitoring.

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SHAPETECH SENSOR

Real-time 3D profile of your component

See a full 3D profile of your component take shape in real-time through the eyes of the ShapeTech sensor

WHAT WE DO

WAAM done right

State-of-the-art WAAM additive manufacturing technologies and solutions for large-scale industrial metal components.

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We have developed state-of-the-art WAAM additive manufacturing technologies that help our customers implementing outstanding AM solutions for large-scale industrial metal components.

Cost reductions

With no forging tooling or casting dies, and with reduced material usage, parts are cheaper to produce.

Waste Reduction

WAAM process creates near net shape components needing minimal finishing, minimising machining swarf and raw material usage.

Simplified supply chains

WAAM can enable onshoring of metal parts and local management of spare parts and repairs.

Improved Properties

With our patented in-process cold-work solutions you can achieve forged-like mechanical properties for your parts.

Fabrication Elimination

You will get the freedom and flexibility to merge multiple parts into a single part designed specifically for AM.

Lead Time Reduction

Your parts can be procured much more quickly leveraging on WAAM’s digital process workflow.

Cost reductions

With no forging tooling or casting dies, and with reduced material usage, parts are cheaper to produce.

Waste Reduction

WAAM process creates near net shape components needing minimal finishing, minimising machining swarf and raw material usage.

Simplified supply chains

WAAM can enable onshoring of metal parts and local management of spare parts and repairs.

Improved Properties

With our patented in-process cold-work solutions you can achieve forged-like mechanical properties for your parts.

Fabrication Elimination

You will get the freedom and flexibility to merge multiple parts into a single part designed specifically for AM.

Lead Time Reduction

Your parts can be procured much more quickly leveraging on WAAM’s digital process workflow.

Introducing WAAM3D RoboWAAM™

RoboWAAM, our wire arc additive manufacturing machine, was first commissioned in 2020. Our MKII machine, powered by the operating system WAAMCtrl, has novel sensors, specialised end-effectors and advanced health and safety solutions.

WAAM3D RoboWAAM enclosure in manufacturing environment

Introducing the first end-to-end software.

We have developed the first end-to-end software workflow for large-scale metal 3D printing. From tool path planning, to deposition simulation, to process monitoring and control, to data analysis.

showcasing the software on the robowaam enclosure

Industry world-class quality wire for WAAM.

Our world-class quality wire for WAAM process has specially developed chemistries offering excellent feedstock, delivering consistent, high-quality deposition.

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The expertise from years of research.

We carry out business case and life cycle assessments to ensure WAAM is right for you. We offer consultancy, prototyping, full project management, and training for operators and engineers.

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Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing enables the manufacture of components up to very large size and mass, whether in titanium, steel, bronze, nickel, or aluminium.

Industries WE SERVE

Cladding & Repair

Extend the useful life of your component by applying wear-resistant layers using wire arc metal additive manufacturing, or repair parts to improve the environmental performance of your organisation.

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Cladding & Repair

Marine

Overcome challenges with large castings, spare parts and the cost of corrosion-resistant components. WAAM process offers cost savings while maintaining excellent material and structure integrity for large-scale parts in bronze, titanium or stainless steel.

Make a Splash

Marine

R&D

Develop intellectual property, deliver grants, write high-impact papers, and support your local industrial ecosystem by exploiting our open-architecture hardware-software platforms.

Academia & Industrial Research

R&D

Energy

Deliver on your sustainability agenda, make your supply chain more manageable, increase your negotiation power and reduce your project’s lead-time with WAAM. Including; - Oil - Gas - Renewables - Nuclear

Power your agenda

Energy

Aerospace

Benefit from the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of WAAM, for small or large batches of high-value products. Explore design consolidation to simplify your manufacturing operations and reduce the cost of integration for structures used in the commercial, defence or space sectors.

Explore the possibilities

Aerospace

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Helping you with first right part building, technology qualification and exploitation.

TESTIMONIAL

"Working with WAAM3D is a guarantee of success that reduces the risks and costs of developing new products using DED-Arc (WAAM) technology. For us, WAAM3D is a provider of premium materials to achieve the highest levels of quality and a single-stop solution provider where we can solve the most demanding challenges of this technology. Working with the WAAM3D team is always a very positive experience."

Pedro Alvarez

Researcher

LORTEK

"WAAMCtrl will provide full traceability for the user of issues that are discovered during and after subsequent deposits. If an issue was deemed to be material related and full traceability of suppliers' spools were maintained it would be possible to investigate if any issues occurred during the production of that spool."

Daniel Barber

Managing Director

Perryman Europe Ltd

“I am really happy with how this first interaction with WAAM3D has gone, from the support in reaching a good design solution to how rapidly the additional material was deposited for addressing shrinkage issues. We now have a functional part that we can all be proud of and a better understanding of the advantages of the WAAM process.”

James Alderman

Principal Aerodynamics Engineer

ARA

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The latest news and insights from WAAM3D

LATEST NEWS

BLOG POST

18/3/2022

WAAM or subtractive manufacturing?

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) offers the ultimate potential for minimising waste.

BLOG POST

2/4/2022

A different approach to the repair of large industrial structures

‘Make do and mend’ might be a phrase we are more familiar with from the 1940s, however, the ethos behind it - ‘repair don’t replace’ - is gathering momentum in industrial applications.

BLOG POST

2/18/2022

WAAM or forging?

A new manufacturing method in the engineer's toolbox

BLOG POST

/04

Wire or powder-based additive manufacturing?

If a Wire versus Powder comparison is carried out, it is easy to see where WAAM stands out -testing