Why choose LSAM for large-format additive manufacturing?
Thermwood explores the features of LSAM, it’s large-format additive manufacturing system, including a product line summary, slicing software. (Sponsored)
In this Digital Demo, Scott Vaal, Thermwood’s LSAM product manager, answers the question “Why LSAM?” and offers an overview of key aspects of the large-scale additive manufacturing market and LSAM’s position in it.
Vaal provides a brief history of Thermwood and how it came to additive manufacturing. He also addresses the current state of the art in additive print technology, offers a quick overview of the broad LSAM product line — including print-only systems, or print-and-trim systems — slicing software features, industry collaboration programs, case histories, control software capabilities, additive system reliability, service, support, upgrade ability and other issues important to potential users and anyone interested in large-scale additive manufacturing of thermoplastic composites. Specific machine features and technologies explored include Thermwood’s servo-controlled polymer metering pump to manage and control extruder output, the servo-controlled polymer tamping wheel, vertical laying capabilities, polymer layer time control and noncontact thermal sensing for bead temperature sensing.
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