Video: What is Additive Manufacturing?
What is additive manufacturing's role? What sort of parts are made through additive manufacturing? And will this process replace machinining? Peter Zelinski responds to these and other questions
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One answer: It already does. Lockheed Martin discusses the challenges and promise of producing parts through 3D printing.
Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. will receive the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that enables metal deposition (via laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine.
How long until we see acceptance of additive manufacturing for full-scale production of a wide variety of metal parts? Three to five years, says this AM researcher.
Stories describe the process realities of making parts through additive manufacturing, as well as a company making custom earbuds based on selfies of customers’ ears.
Topology optimization and additive manufacturing go together. The complex, organic form that might be the most material-efficient choice for a part generally cannot be produced conventionally. However, additive manufacturing puts optimal forms within reach.