The metal layered manufacturing processes have provided industries with a fast method to build functional parts directly from CAD models. This paper compares current metal layered manufacturing technologies from including powder based metal deposition, selective laser sinstering (SLS), wire feed deposition etc. The characteristics of each process, including its industrial applications, advantages/disadvantages, costs etc are discussed. In addition, the comparison between each process in terms of build rate, suitable metal etc. is presented in this paper.
J. Ruan et al., "A Review of Layer Based Manufacturing Processes for Metals," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2006, Austin, TX), pp. 233-245, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2006.
17th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, SFF 2006 (2006: Aug. 14-16, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Manufacturing Processes; Powder Based Metal Deposition; Selective Laser Sinstering (SLS); Wire Feed Deposition
Article - Conference proceedings
16 Aug 2006