Based in Vizcaya, Addilan is a Basque company dedicated to metal additive manufacturing. Its machines use WAAM 3D printing, a subsect of Directed Energy Deposition (DED), and are designed to offer a competitive alternative to medium to large-scale component manufacturers. The Spanish manufacturer’s two Arclan solutions, the 1000-5x and the P1200-4X have a closed, inert chamber with a special loading and unloading system to ensure part quality during the manufacturing process. Let’s take a look at the properties of the Arclan 1000-5X 3D printer.

Features of the Arclan 1000-5X

This machine uses metal wire as the raw material and welding to fuse the layers. WAAM technology caters to the entire industry sector that manufactures large parts. With a maximum print volume of 1,000 x 1,000 x 500 mm, the Arclan 1000-5X offers hybrid manufacturing, meaning it incorporates a CNC manufacturing module for surface finishing of additive parts. In terms of materials, the 3D printer can work with steel, titanium alloys, superalloys and aluminum alloys. As for other features of the Addilan machine, it is equipped with a heating plate and a touch screen. The 3D printing solution also benefits from the automatic calibration system.