What may be the biggest build volume in additive manufacturing, at least for metal parts, is being done by Sciaky Inc. by combining an electron beam welding gun with wirefeed additive layering. It can make parts as large as 19 ft x 4 ft x 4 ft.
Two years ago, a Dutch student named Dirk Vander Kooij was designing furniture and preparing for his graduation project when he was inspired by an old 3D printer. So he got his hands on an industrial robot from a Chinese production line and reprogrammed it into a 3D printer to print furniture using recycled materials from old refrigerators."
In physics, the concept of “jamming” is defined as a process where granular materials, glasses, foams and other materials become stiff when their density is increased. Now that may sound complicated, but really all it is is the idea that the more stuff you put into a confined space the denser it will become.
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