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Cost Effective Large Scale 3D Printing with H-WaAM Technology

Industry Sector

HEAVY INDUSTRIAL (Marine/ Offshore, Oil and Gas, Engineering)

Objective

  • Develop AM system with fabrication dimension up to 2m while significantly reducing feedstock material cost benchmarked to SLM

Innovation Applied

  • Robotic deposition head makes freeform fabrication possible

  • Integrated machining of deposited layer to improve overall build consistency as well as reduce final machining requirement

Key Benefits

  • H-WAAM represents a global first

  • Large print bed, potentially up to 2m

  • Cheaper CAPEX ($0.4M vs <$1M) and lower operating costs than SLM per hour

  • Cheaper raw material (<$10/kg vs $70/kg)

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