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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Additive Manufacturing Pavilion Triples in Size!

IMTS 2018 visitors will encounter more Additive Manufacturing exhibitors than ever before at the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion.
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Democratizing 3D Printing of Injection Molds

Full-service design and mold delivery, moldmaking materials and a low-cost, high-precision printer minimize the technical risk of 3D-printed mold tryout.

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Exact Metrology is the Midwest Dealer For EnvisionTec

Exact Metrology is the greater Midwest dealer for EnvisionTEC, a Detroit-based manufacturer of 3D printers and materials that supplies machinery and materials to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, appliance, jewelry and life sciences.




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