Hybrid LFAM uses the “Near Net Shape” approach to part production where the part is first printed at high speed slightly larger than needed, then trimmed to the final size and shape. This is the fastest, most efficient method of 3D printing large structures. With LFAM, both printing and trimming can be done on the same machine. LFAM can process parts from virtually any thermoplastic composite material including high temperature materials that are ideal for moulds and tooling that must operate at elevated temperatures. .