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Revolutionary Hybrid System with Liquid Metal Jetting Technology Unveiled by ADDiTEC


Nov 21, 2023

At Formnext 2023, ADDiTEC showcased its Liquid Metal Jetting technology for the first time following the acquisition of Elem Additive from Xerox earlier in the year. The new Hybrid 3 system, which includes Laser Directed Energy Deposition (LDED) technology and CNC machining, was launched at the show.

During a visit to the ADDiTEC booth, TCT examined the technology more closely. Sriram Manoharan, R&D Program Manager at ADDiTEC, explained that the Liquid Metal Jetting process involves welding wire into a crucible with an induction heating mechanism to melt the wire. Electromagnetic forces then generate a pulse, which produces droplets. This process offers the advantage of high-resolution parts.

Manoharan also discussed the benefits of LDED technology, which provides high deposition rates. He mentioned that combining these two technologies offers two key advantages: a geometric advantage, allowing for high-deposition infills with liquid metal jetting and high-resolution perimeters with laser wire DED, and a CNC operation can be used for surface finishing.

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