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A Study on State of the Art Technology of Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

  • Bewketu Gizachew MekonnenEmail author
  • Glen Bright
  • Anthony Walker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

Laminated object manufacturing (LOM) process is one of rapid prototyping technology which is used to manufacture 3D dimensional solid object with sheet lamination process. The unique feature of this technology is its capacity to manufacture complicated geometrical parts with less cost of fabrication and operational time. Starting from 1980s, LOM process has been studied by many scholars and come up with promising outcomes. The main objective of this paper is to illustrate the overall idea and general working principle of LOM process and to review the existing technology on paper, composite and metals. In addition to this, current project of 3D metal printer with its extended future research has been discussed.

Keywords

LOM 3D Rapid prototyping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bewketu Gizachew Mekonnen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Glen Bright
    • 1
  • Anthony Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KwaZulu-NatalSchool of Mechanical EngineeringDurbanSouth Africa

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