The finished steel casting, formed in a foam mold, demonstrating a "transitive manufacturing" process.
Who knows, one day we may look back on the emergence of additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) as first step in a metalcasting renaissance. That may not be a typical outlook among dedicated metalcasters, who rightly recognize 3DP’s edge over casting processes in terms of converting designs into structures. Basically, it avoids the time and effort of developing a mold. But, to compare their results, additive manufacturing is not obviously better than ...
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