SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Additive Manufacturing
Earlier this month IMTS presented a small pavilion dedicated entirely to additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, for making production parts. It represented just a sampling of some current AM technology. This slideshow shares some of those products and equipment.
New at IMTS earlier this month was a small pavilion dedicated entirely to additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, for making production parts. Although this is a new application for AM, it is growing especially within the aerospace and medical industries. In addition to that, AM is being used by manufacturers in all industries, including moldmaking, for producing jigs, fixtures, molds and other production tooling. That pavilion was just a sampling of some of that technology; here is some other current AM products and equipment.
Examining the level of acceptance and use of additive fabrication technology in the development of injection molded components.
Why you should be aware of it and where it’s headed.
With all the talk about subtractive and additive manufacturing these days, this news about a third wave of numerically-controlled manufacturing, known as robotic blacksmithing, caught my attention.