6) Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

LOM Process

» Builds the model with layers of materials, which are cut individually by a laser in the shape of the cross-section of the part

» The layers are added (glued) and the excess material not required for the cross-section is being cut away. Layers are glues to the stack virtually instantaneously, thus reducing layer formation time

» It is suitable for very large parts and is able to use paper, plastic or composite materials

» Much faster than competitive techniques as the laser does not have to scan the entire area of the cross-section but just go around its periphery

» Virtually no internal stress and associate undesirable deformation

LOM part

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