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December 19, 2022

Fig. 5 The Plasma Transferred Arc variant of WAAM3D’s End-Effector. It features double wire feeding for increased deposition rates, or multi-material deposition; a closed-loop-based wire positioning system for consistent transfer of metal drops; a leading pyrometer to ensure a consistent deposition-start temperature; a trailing pyrometer to monitor the temperature profile behind the melt pool; a melt pool monitoring camera with video feed sent to the control centre and recorded throughout the building of the part; and finally ShapeTechTM, WAAM3D’s proprietary sensor to measure layer height and 3D profile in real time; all connected to the WAAMCtrl® software. The variant shown also features a local shielding device for the deposition of reactive metals. WAAM3D has commercialised several End-Effector variants, provided either as part of RoboWAAM, or on their own

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