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Wire arc additive manufacturing

Wire arc additive manufacturing

C020/9258

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JAMES KING-HOLMES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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