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Additive Manufacturing Used to Create Heat Exchange

Much of the promise of additive manufacturing (AM) is the ability to custom create parts for specific jobs. Granted, subtractive manufacturing has been at this for years, but the investment in time, money and specialized tools required to build a single part makes standard fabrication methods less than ideal for jobs that require only a few parts be made, rather than thousands.

As more companies turn to AM to solve complex problems, we’ll continue to see innovation in fields that were dominated by traditional means of manufacturing. Such is the case with the heat exchange created through AM by the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.

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