Wire. Additive. Manufacturing.

ABOUT US

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

We have experience of creating components for the aerospace, energy, marine and mining industries. We also support a number of Catapult centres and other research bodies that are working on the latest innovations in manufacturing.

WAAM3D HISTORY

Key highlights from lab demos to
industrial solutions.

1994

First activities at Cranfield University

1994

TECHNOLOGY

First activities at Cranfield University

2006

TECHNOLOGY

Research programme resumed, first parts in aluminium and steel.

TECHNOLOGY

First CMT-based deposition.

2008

TECHNOLOGY

Horizontal deposition and enclosed features demonstrated in steel.

2009

SOFTWARE

First WAAMKeys developed for the automatic calculations of process parameters.

2011

DEMONSTRATOR

First complex parts in ER70 steel and Ti64 titanium with the assistance of thermo-mechanical modelling.

2012

TECHNOLOGY

Introduction of in-process cold-work and achievement of forged-like properties in Ti64 titanium.

2013

HARDWARE

WAAM Maturation (WAAMMat) programme launched.

2014

HARDWARE

Introduction of local shielding device.

2015

TECHNOLOGY

Extension of horizontal deposition to Ti64 titanium and Aluminium alloys

TECHNOLOGY

Successful deposition of tungsten, tantalum and molybdenum

2016

SOFTWARE

First prototype of WAAMPlanner

HARDWARE

Successful validation of cryogenic cooling

TECHNOLOGY

Demonstration of robotic cold-work

TECHNOLOGY

First prototype of ShapeTechTM

DEMONSTRATOR

6 metre part in aluminium

2017

SOFTWARE

Multi-hierarchy parts with material deposited onto previously deposited regions.

TECHNOLOGY

First WAAM design handbook.

DEMONSTRATOR

Successful testing of Ti64 titanium propellant tanks with Airbus Defence & Space.

SOFTWARE

First prototype of WAAMCtrl

2018

DEMONSTRATOR

Multi-metre Ti64 titanium aero-structures

HARDWARE

First prototype of local shielding with embedded sensing capabilities.

COMPANY

Incorporation of WAAM3D Limited

2019

COMPANY

Series A round

2020

COMPANY

New HQ in central Milton Keynes

2021

COMPANY

25 staff

2022

HARDWARE

RoboWAAM launch

SOFTWARE

WAAMPlanner, WAAMCtrl, WAAMSim official launch

2013

HARDWARE

WAAM Maturation (WAAMMat) programme launched.

2014

HARDWARE

Introduction of local shielding device.

2016

HARDWARE

Successful validation of cryogenic cooling

TECHNOLOGY

Demonstration of robotic cold-work

TECHNOLOGY

First prototype of ShapeTechTM

2018

HARDWARE

First prototype of local shielding with embedded sensing capabilities.

2022

HARDWARE

RoboWAAM launch

2009

SOFTWARE

First WAAMKeys developed for the automatic calculations of process parameters.

2016

SOFTWARE

First prototype of WAAMPlanner

2017

SOFTWARE

Multi-hierarchy parts with material deposited onto previously deposited regions.

SOFTWARE

First prototype of WAAMCtrl

2022

SOFTWARE

WAAMPlanner, WAAMCtrl, WAAMSim official launch

1994

TECHNOLOGY

First activities at Cranfield University

2006

TECHNOLOGY

Research programme resumed, first parts in aluminium and steel.

TECHNOLOGY

First CMT-based deposition.

2008

TECHNOLOGY

Horizontal deposition and enclosed features demonstrated in steel.

2012

TECHNOLOGY

Introduction of in-process cold-work and achievement of forged-like properties in Ti64 titanium.

2015

TECHNOLOGY

Extension of horizontal deposition to Ti64 titanium and Aluminium alloys

TECHNOLOGY

Successful deposition of tungsten, tantalum and molybdenum

2017

TECHNOLOGY

First WAAM design handbook.

2011

DEMONSTRATOR

First complex parts in ER70 steel and Ti64 titanium with the assistance of thermo-mechanical modelling.

2016

DEMONSTRATOR

6 metre part in aluminium

2017

DEMONSTRATOR

Successful testing of Ti64 titanium propellant tanks with Airbus Defence & Space.

2018

DEMONSTRATOR

Multi-metre Ti64 titanium aero-structures

2018

COMPANY

Incorporation of WAAM3D Limited

2019

COMPANY

Series A round

2020

COMPANY

New HQ in central Milton Keynes

2021

COMPANY

25 staff
1994
First activities at Cranfield University
First activities at Cranfield University
2006
Research programme resumed, first parts in aluminium and steel.
First CMT-based deposition.
2008
Horizonal deposition and enclosed features demonstrated in steel.
2009
First WAAMKeys developed for the automatic calculations of process parameters.
2011
First complex parts in ER70 steel and Ti64 titanium with the assistance of thermomechanical modelling.
2012
Introduction of in-process cold-work and achievement of forged-like properties in Ti64 titanium.
2013
WAAM Maturation (WAAMMat) programme launched.
2014
Introduction of local shielding device.
2015
Extension of horizontal deposition to Ti64 titanium and Aluminium alloys
Successful deposition of tungsten, tantalum and molybdenum
2016
Successful validation of cryogenic cooling
Demonstration of robotic cold-work
6 metre part in aluminium
2017
Multi-hierarchy parts with material deposited onto previously deposited regions.
First WAAM design handbook.
Successful testing of Ti64 titanium propellant tanks with Airbus Defence & Space.
2018
Multi-metre Ti64 titanium aerostructures
first prototype of local shielding with embedded sensing capabilities.
incorporation of WAAM3D Limited
2020
New HQ in central Milton Keynes
2022
RoboWAAM launch

WAAM3D

CO-FOUNDER

Filomeno Martina

WAAM3D

CO-FOUNDER

Stewart Williams

WAAM3D

CO-FOUNDER

Jialuo Ding

WAAM3D is around the world helping you make WAAM a success, wherever you may be.