Wire arc additive manufacturing

Wire arc additive manufacturing

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Credit: JAMES KING-HOLMES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A piece of steel-titanium fabricated using the wire + arc additive manufacturing process (WAAM). Optical interference patterns as a result of surface oxidation produces the iridescent colours. In use the metal would be finished by conventional machining to a smooth surface. Photographed at Cranfield University, UK.

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Keywords: 3d printing, additive, aerospace, arc, automation, cranfield university, engineering, england, fabrication, industrial, industry, iridescence, iridescent, manufacturing, materials, metal, physics, robot, robotics, steel, steel-titanium, surface oxide, technology, titanium, uk, waam, weld, welding, wire

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