Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) refers to the application of 3D printing to create functional, industrial components including prototypes, tooling and end-use production parts. AM’s advantages include the freedom to produce small batches of intricate parts cost-effectively, as well as the freedom to realize part designs that would not be manufacturable in any other way, and in some cases to use materials that otherwise would be impractical to apply. The range of processes finding industrial applications includes direct metal deposition, electron beam melting, polymer processes such as fused filament fabritcation (FFF), and select laser sintering (SLS) or melting (SLM), among others. Some hybrid machine tools combine additive manufacturing with subtractive CNC machining. Production Machining has a sister magazine, Additive Manufacturing, that focuses on AM.
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First-Class Manufacturing with Additive

Close attention to detail and automation of key processes is helping this shop earn its place as a leader in the 3D printing industry.

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EOS Unveils a New Metal Additive Platform, New Booth Design

At its newly-designed booth, EOS is debuting the new M 300 Series metal additive platform: a four-laser system that features full-field overlap and increased productivity of four to 10 times over its workhorse M 290.
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