5/15/2012

Large-Part Additive Manufacturing

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

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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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