The additive manufacturing evolution continues to create better options for making or fixing even the toughest parts. Optomec, which makes directed energy deposition (DED) systems for 3D printing of metal parts, has just demonstrated an additive plugin that—combined with the Siemens Sinumerik 840D numeric control machine—yields simultaneous, five-axis control and can thus print, coat or repair large and complex metal parts more quickly, cheaply and easily while enabling the building of parts not possible before.

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