WAAM or subtractive manufacturing?

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) offers the ultimate potential for minimising waste

80%

materials savings

40%

cost savings

65%

lead time savings

“We now have a functional part that we can all be proud of and a better understanding of the advantages of the WAAM process.”

Study Manager

Study Manager

Study Manager

LET'S REVIEW THE NEED FOR THIS...

The inspirational 20th Century furniture designer Ludvig Mies van der Rohe is credited with saying that ‘Less is more’, and when it comes to additive manufacturing, we must agree!

Whereas subtractive manufacturing – CNC machining - is all about cutting excess material away until the desired shape and size is achieved, additive manufacturing takes precision and material control to the next level. In particular, the process of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM®) offers the ultimate potential for minimising waste and enabling the creation of larger, cost-effective metal parts.