Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) uses the additive technique of building models with layers of adheasive coated paper, pastic or metal that is then cut with a laser or a knife. Interior voids of the model are cut into sectioned into small cubes and can be easily removed after the part is completed. This process is relatively low cost and can be used to make large parts at an accuarcy slightly less than sterolithography or selective laser sintering. Using LOM with adheasive paper is able to create models with woodlike characteristics.

Applications

  • Creating models that resemble wood
  • Can build relatively inexpensive models
  • Large build envelope

Depiction of the LOM process