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How Wire-Based Additive Manufacturing Solves Common Challenges

Oct. 5, 2020
This paper examines how recent breakthroughs in the field of wire arc additive manufacturing are providing aerospace, automotive, heavy industry, oil & gas, and other industrial equipment manufacturers with new ways to overcome common challenges.

This white paper, "Addressing Production Challenges and Go-to-Market Limitations with Established Additive Manufacturing Service Providers", examines how wire arc additive manufacturing can help large-format metal part manufacturers eliminate production bottlenecks, shorten delivery times and reduce prototype design and test cycles. The process is ideal for parts larger than a basketball and can be readily scaled to several meters. Specific advantages include: 

  • Reduction in lead times from months to weeks.
  • Greater design freedom and part consolidation.
  • Faster prototype testing.
  • Lighter weight parts and less waste.

Manufacturers often have to compromise on the speed, size, and even quality. Wire-based metal additive technology eliminates those trade-offs and delivers advantages over traditional manufacturing processes.