5D printing lifestyle
Boeing and Thermwood Partner to Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support.
Thermwood manufactures both 3 and 5 Axis Machining Centers as well as Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) systems for a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, marine, woodworking, plastics and military/defense.
According to Boeing Research & Technology engineer Michael Matlack,” the use of Thermwood’s additive manufacturing technology in this application provided a significant advantage, saving weeks of time and enabling delivery of the tool before traditional tooling could be fabricated”.
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In the case of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), 5D printing refers to the use of five-axis technology to 3D print objects from multiple directions.
Almost all 3D printers today can be described as three-axis machines that print parts one horizontal layer at a time.