Besides the final part volume, many printed parts need support and offset material that needs to be considered. Support material is most common for LB-PBF, EB-PBF and Metal FDM processes. Offset material is needed when additional machining will be applied after printing. This is necessary for almost every part. In case of Wire Arc Deposition and Coldspray technologies, this volume can be significant and should always be considered.
Version 1.1 – Last updated 04. May 2020