Meltio | Dual Material Press Brake Tool


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Dual Material Press Brake Tool

Press brake tools are at the core of most metal sheet forming operaons. These tools are
manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes and they are adopted in a wide range of industries.

Dual Material Press Brake Tool

Printing Parameters

  • System : Meltio M450
  • Material : Tool Steel H11 – Mild Steel
  • Gas : Argon
  • Gas Flow : 10 liters per minute (lpm)
  • Size : 66.3 x 116.9 x 226.0 mm
  • Weight : 5.48 kg
  • Laser Power: 1200 W
  • Layer Height : 1.2 mm
  • Printing Time : 26:30:00


A chromium-based steel alloy, it’s one of the most commonly used tool steels, thanks to its
outstanding impact toughness. Tool Steel H11 is widely used for hot tooling applications, in the
manufacturing of dies, and in aerospace applications.

Manufacturing process

The Press Brake Tool could be manufactured either by CNC machining or by EDM wire cutting,
scrapping about 60% of the mass of the initial steel stock.
Additive manufacturing of the tool via the Melo LMD process allows the optimization of the material
used. Moreover, the Dual Material option offers the unique capability of manufacturing the core of
the tool in Mild Steel, reducing cost and potentially improving the mechanical properties of the whole


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