Prototype Process Selection
LOM - Laminate Object Manufacturing
Laminate object manufacturing builds a part by taking individual sheets of paper that have a layer of glue on one side and building up successive sections of the part. LOM is very useful for larger parts, as the process builds these parts much more rapidly than other processes. LOM is not as effective for small parts because the flexural stiffness of the paper is too low.
LOM parts are accurate and easy to paint and sand. They have differing strength in different directions due to the paper layers. As with SLA and FDM, completed models can be used as patterns to produce “rapid tooling and castings” that can be used as functional prototypes or actual production parts.
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