additive manufacturing technologies

additive manufacturing technologies

Additive manufacturing technologies are exploding in popularity for a couple of different reasons. These include producing composite materials and manufacturing objects without needing tooling or machining, achieving higher tolerances on smaller parts, and decreasing lead time once it has approved the design. What types of additive manufacturing technologies exist? ISO/ASTM standard 52900 was produced in…

additive manufacturing definition

additive manufacturing definition

Don’t have time for the complete additive manufacturing definition? Here’s the short rundown: How authoritative is your definition of additive manufacturing? Does it focus on what makes something additive manufacturing, or does it take a thematic approach? Does it describe the techniques used or share some valuable examples? This blog post will define this type…

Why Is the Term “Additive Manufacturing” Used?

Why Is the Term “Additive Manufacturing” Used?

The term “additive manufacturing” is used to describe the process of 3D Printing. We often shorten it to “AM” and it takes on many forms, such as laser-assisted or electron beam melting. The printer creates the object by adding small amounts of material layer by layer until we have made the entire model. However, there…

The Generic Additive Manufacturing Process

The Generic Additive Manufacturing Process

The Additive Manufacturing Process is the generic term for a broad range of techniques used to fabricate a three-dimensional object from a digital model. The three-dimensional computer model is cut into thin horizontal layers. By stacking layers on top of one another and binding them together using a substance such as plastic or metal, the…