Thermwood Corporation’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system can perform both the “additive” and “subtractive” functions on the same machine. This approach, called “near net shape”, uses a reinforced (Carbon Fiber) thermoplastic material to quickly create a part that is nearly, but not exactly, the final net shape. The “subtractive” function then machines the part to the exact final net shape. Thermwood’s LSAM system will perform both the “Additive” and “Subtractive” functions on the same machine and is used for the production of large to very large tools, molds, masters, patterns, plugs and fixtures for a variety of industries. Thermwood has already received numerous patents on these revolutionary developments and many more are in the works. In the last year, Thermwood's LSAM additive manufacturing systems were the clear market leader in the sale of large scale 3D printing systems for thermoplastic composite materials, selling virtually all systems in the US during the year. LSAM is truly state-of-the-art in the exciting new world of large scale additive manufacturing.