Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing

  title={Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing},
  author={Amberlee S. Haselhuhn and E. J. Gooding and A. G. Glover and G. Anzalone and B. Wijnen and P. Sanders and Joshua M. Pearce},
Abstract Limited material options, prohibitively expensive equipment, and high production costs currently limit the ability of small and medium enterprises to use 3D printing to prototype and manufacture metallic goods. A low-cost open-source 3D metal printer that utilizes gas metal arc welding technology has been developed that could make metal printing accessible to the average consumer. Unfortunately, this technology would demand access to expensive cutting tools for part removal from the… Expand

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