Additive manufacturing is the process of building up a 3D component by adding layer upon layer of material deposit. It is also commonly described as “3D printing”. Using a combination of special machines – often referred to as printers – and computer software, complex shapes can be created.
In the image below the tower top on the left is straight from the build chamber, whereas the piece you see on the right has had the build supports removed from the base and been buffed and linished for a smoother final result.
What is laser metal fusion?
Laser metal fusion, also known as selective laser melting or powder bed fusion, is an additive manufacturing process. It is effectively a 3D printing technology that builds components from a powder bed by selectively melting the powder and fusing it, layer by layer, onto the underlying substrate....READ MORE.
How does additive manufacturing work?
3D printing, Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing are all terms used to broadly describe the same processes, which involve the creation of complex structures and components by the layering of materials which are gradually built up......READ MORE.
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