|Abstract: ||A metal film for use by an additive manufacturing apparatus is described
herein. The metal film has a support structure and metal voxels removably
attached to the support structure by respective junctions. When a metal
voxel in the metal film is impacted by an energy pulse from an energy
source of the additive manufacturing apparatus, one or more junctions
that attach the metal voxel to the support structure are broken,
resulting in the metal voxel detaching from the metal film (at a desired
location in a two-dimensional plane).