Fused metal deposition

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ganzuulganzuul 12/19/2014 at 22:480 Comments

At 6:15 they tell of a camera that looks through the same optics that the laser beam passes. It's very impressive to see the molten area getting bombarded by rapidly heating titanium granules. The deposition rate of this method is also very impressive.

For accuracy, the other method has a clear advantage.