Thermwood Hybrid Machine Produces Near-Net-Shape Parts

Originally titled 'Hybrid Machine Produces Near-Net-Shape Parts'
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Rapid 2019: Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system uses both 3D printing and machining to produce a near-net-shape product.


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Thermwood Corporation’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system performs both additive manufacturing and subtractive machining functions on the same machine. The near-net-shape manufacturing approach uses a reinforced carbon fiber thermoplastic material to create a part that is nearly, but not exactly, the final net shape. The subtractive function then machines the part to the exact final net shape.

Thermwood’s LSAM system is designed for the production of large to very large tools, molds, masters, patterns, plugs and fixtures for a variety of industries.


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