This idea is not mine, I was looking for some interesting innovation on traditional welding and I found a company (markforged) that uses 3D printing to generate support pieces to weld parts at complex or custom angles. I found it a very interesting idea and easy to apply.
Another example of aditive manufacturing used in industrial processes is Volvo: “It’s especially good for older machines where the parts that have worn out are no longer made efficiently in traditional production methods. Producing new parts by 3D printing cuts down on time and costs, so it’s an efficient way of helping customers.”
The original idea taken of "Markforged 3D Printers"
Then I 3D print the component
The I presente the metal rods, especially to check the functionality of the component
Then, I started wellding the pieces.
Finally, a good result was obtained, getting the rods joined precisely at complicated angles.