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πŸ–¨οΈ Thermwood introduces large-format Cut Layer Additive manufacturing process

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✍️ Author: Laura Griffiths

πŸ”– Topics: Additive Manufacturing

🏒 Organizations: Thermwood

Thermwood has introduced a new approach to large-format additive manufacturing (AM), which it believes offers a lower cost route to leveraging the benefits of AM but with materials which can’t typically be 3D printed. Known for it’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Technology, the U.S.-based company has taken its 50 years of experience in building CNC control systems, and applied it to a process called Cut Layer Additive.

The real backbone behind the process appears to be its machine intelligence background. Claiming that Cut Layer Additive doesn’t require programming, β€˜in the usual sense,’ Thermwood says it has taught its machine control technology to create Cut Layer Additive parts by simply sending a CAD file and telling it a set of desirables such as material choice, wall thickness, nesting layers, etc. The machine then automatically creates the additive part and layer segments needed to make it, nests them on your chosen material and creates an internal multi tool program to cut it out. The machine also provides information, including a QR code, to assist the operator with assembly, which can be done with bonding, screws, rivets and bolts.

Read more at TCT Magazine

How 3D Printing Impacts The Maritime Industry

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✍️ Author: Doug Walker

πŸ”– Topics: 3D printing, additive manufacturing

🏭 Vertical: Ship and Boat

🏒 Organizations: Wilhelmsen, thyssenkrupp, Tru-Marine, Thermwood

3D printing has penetrated a range of sectors and industries to a point where it is being adopted by mainstream organizations in their manufacturing processes. However, one sector that has been left behind in this adoption is the maritime industry.

There are a stream of applications for 3D printing in the maritime industry, such as product innovation and customization, spare part manufacturing, on-demand manufacturing, and much more.

Read more at Fabbaloo