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A third way for metal PBF 3D printing

The rate of uptake of metal AM is not as fast as many predicted even just a few years ago, because AM — particularly when using metal — comes with a number of limitations. Wayland Additive has been working on the development of an entirely new powder bed fusion (PBF) process for metal AM that minimises the existing limitations that current users have to work around.

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When considering the existing two PBF technologies — laser PBF and traditional eBeam PBF — NeuBeam offers a new way, a third way. PBF is arguably the most widely adopted AM process for structural production applications. To date there has been a clear two-way choice with PBF, users either having the option to use laser-based PBF systems or eBeam PBF technology. One trade-off between the two technologies comes down to precision versus speed. While laser PBF has traditionally held the advantage in terms […]

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