Processes for wire and arc additive manufacturing (overview)

  • 1 Institute of Metal Science, Equipment, and Technologies with Center for Hydro- and Aerodynamics ―Acad. A. Balevski‖ at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – (IMSETHC-BAS), Bulgaria


Wire and arc additive manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology for the production of metal parts used in various industries such us space, automotive, shipbuilding, etc. Today, it is a potential alternative to traditional manufacturing processes due to its shorter lead time, low material losses and cost-effectiveness. In recent decades, this technology has been used to produce components from various materials. This overview examines the methods of realization, the specifics of the technological process, the process parameters and their influence on the formation of the layers and typical.



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