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

@inproceedings{Haselhuhn2014SubstrateRM,
  title={Substrate release mechanisms for gas metal arc weld 3D aluminum metal printing},
  author={Amberlee S. Haselhuhn and Elizabeth Jean. Gooding and Alexandra G. Glover and Gerald C. Anzalone and Bas Wijnen and Paul G. Sanders and Joshua M. Pearce},
  year={2014}
}
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… 

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