Collaborative R&D Project 2017

3D Additive Manufacturing with LMD – Robot-based vs. Cartesian Machine

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What are the limits for 3D-AM with LMD when using a robot-based or cartesian machine system?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Using robot-based systems for additive manufacturing with LMD may offer economic advantages and more flexibility
  • Effects on final part accuracy and difference in achievable geometries unknown


  • Compare cartesian and robot-based systems in regard to achievable part geometries