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One of the most exciting new products in the equipment category at the Rapid 2014 3D printing/additive manufacturing trade show and conference came from a partnership between Cincinnati Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that produced the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAMci) machine.This big boy is a large-scale AM system capable of producing polymer components up to 10 times larger than currently producible, and at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing additive machines.

Clare Goldsberry

November 21, 2014

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Showstoppers of 2014: Bigger is better in additive manufacturing

One of the most exciting new products in the equipment category at the Rapid 2014 3D printing/additive manufacturing trade show and conference came from a partnership between Cincinnati Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that produced the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAMci) machine.

This big boy is a large-scale AM system capable of producing polymer components up to 10 times larger than currently producible, and at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing additive machines.

The partnership also displayed the BAAMci at the IMTS Show this fall, where it printed the component parts for a full-sized, drivable car (pictured below) on the show floor in just 44 hours!

Next slide: Transparency in packaging

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About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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