Considering the specified of the procedure, the main application range is the working area of conceptual design.
Used for large bulky models as sandcasting patterns.
Variety of organic and inorganic materials can be used such as paper, plastic, ceramic, composite, etc.
The costs are relatively low.
The process is much faster than competitive techniques.
The process produces virtually no internal stress and associated undesirable deformation.
LOM Slice possesses the robust capacity of dealing with imperfect STL files, created with discontinuities, in which the surfaces of STL objects are not closed completely.
Best suited for building large parts, as if the machine with the largest workspace on the market today.
The stability of the objects is limited by the bonding strength of the glued layers.
As the procedure is not well suited for manufacturing parts with thin walls in the z-direction, the application range is approximately restricted to complex parts.
Hollow parts, like bottles, can not be built.
Helisys, USA: LOM 1015, 2030.