Conversion to a 3D metal printer

Any reason why I can’t replace the plasma torch with a wire feed welder and convert my table into a 3D metal printer?

The tool path would be different. Lots more passes and the Z-axis would go up rather than down.

I realize that there would be a lot of work to optimize the and heat flow, warping, etc would all be issues but It would also be cool to see.

Any thoughts?


Why the heck not try? A synergistic MIG with high duty cycle and a little practice runs with your hand on the USB…

Adding to that, you’d obviously need to disable IHS and THC. The welding voltage would mess those circuits up.

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