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New additive technologies compete with traditional manufacturing

New additive technologies compete with traditional manufacturing

Written by David

December 26, 2018

Additive manufacturing continues to explore out-of-the-box thinking for ways to make three-dimensional parts fast. Vendors of additive manufacturing technology continue to introduce new ways to build three-dimensional parts. The main driver behind this continuing evolution is to build parts faster to compete more with traditional manufacturing technologies. Here’s a look at some of the more recent introductions of 2018. New ways to three dimensionally build parts: Dot Forming Mitsubishi Electric Corp developed a dot forming technology that delivers near final shaped parts. The technology uses a combination of laser deposition, computer numerical control (CNC) and computer aided manufacturing CAM technologies in its 3D printer. The three-dimensional parts are solid, with few voids. A laser-wire directed-energy deposition (DED) method uses focused thermal energy to fuse materials as they are deposited at high speeds. The method involves repeat spot forming by synchronously controlling the pulsed laser irradiation, the supply of metal […]


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