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Thermwood’s LSAM Uses Subtractive Methods in Additive Process

Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system performs both additive and subtractive functions on the same machine.

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

Thermwood’s LSAM system can use a variety of materials in low and high-temperature applications for the production of large tools, molds, masters, patterns, plugs and fixtures. The LSAM system is applicable in industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, foundry and thermoforming. LSAM can print either horizontally or vertically, allowing for the printing of parts as long as the machine’s table.