Unveiling the disguised complexities of Wire-Arc AM

Driven by the demand for increased manufacturing efficiency of engineering structures, WAAM which is also known as directed energy deposition-arc (DED-arc), can basically be seen as the integration of an “additive” principle in the wire-arc welding process.

With a first patent granted in the 1920s, Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing, short for WAAM, is certainly one of the oldest AM processes that exist, yet the technology is the least highlighted in the range of recognized AM processes. The reason for this slow adoption at the industrial level may lie in the gap that still needs to be fulfilled in the supply-chain.

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