US Patent No: 4,323,756

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Method for fabricating articles by sequential layer deposition

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A method is described for the production of bulk rapidly solidified metallic articles of near-net shape, by depositing multiple thin layers of feedstock using an energy beam to fuse each layer onto a substrate. The feedstock may be in the form of metal powder or wire. Different finished geometries are also described.

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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONHARTFORD, CT6060

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Breinan, Edward M Glastonbury, CT 1 147
Brown, Clyde O New Britain, CT 7 208
Kear, Bernard H Whitehouse Station, NJ 48 846

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