WAAM process optimization: Temperature control
Interpass/interlayer temperature control in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
This article discusses the role of heat input and interpass/interlayer temperature in the Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. It further discusses the importance of controlling heat to produce quality defect-free parts and the consequences of not maintaining optimum thermal conditions during the production process. We finally introduce the temperature control module within MaxQ and how it can help manufacturers reliably automate temperature control during WAAM.