After working in aerospace for years, Melanie and her co-founder saw an opportunity to transform how large complex metal parts were made. They looked at every technology possible and identified Direct Energy Deposition as the best option.
Fast-forward to today, and FormAlloy has created a really impressive system. Their metal 3D printers do not have the typical build size and material constraints that you find in more traditional DMLS systems. Instead, their machines
- print in nearly any castable/weldable material
- build parts quickly up to 1 meter in size
- seamlessly change from one metal to another in the same build
On top of talking technology, we touched on tackling entrepreneurship challenges as a team in 2020, and how they first got started.