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.