Large-Part Additive Manufacturing

These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts.

Article From: 5/15/2012 Modern Machine Shop, ,

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This additive manufacturing machine from Fabrisonic

This additive manufacturing machine from Fabrisonic has a work envelope of 6 by 6 by 3 feet. Read more about it by following the link to "Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing."

Though additive manufacturing machines take different approaches to building parts in layers, one limitation many of them share is a build size that is too small to make big components.

 
Various companies are working on additive production technologies that promise to overcome this limitation. These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts:
 
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