Hybrid 3D Printing and its applications in wind energy

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is the production process in which objects are built up from the bottom, layer by layer. This can be combined with conventional or subtractive manufacturing to optimize wind energy production. This combination is called hybrid manufacturing.

Why Hybrid 3D Printing?

The use of small wind turbines could go up greatly, especially when it comes to disaster relief sites or rural areas.

The use of small wind turbines could go up greatly, especially when it comes to disaster relief sites or rural areas.

However, the rising prices of nickel-based alloys, titanium alloys and stainless steel, coupled with the required complex geometry of the components, high standards of product quality, extreme precision requirements for machined parts, the need for a higher speed of production, and a lower rate of rejection, make a better strategy crucial to making wind power affordable and accessible.

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