Top 10 Stories of 2016

The additive manufacturing industry saw significant technology developments, acquisitions and expanded applications in 2016. Take a look back.


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As 2016 winds to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the most popular stories of the year. Aside from recording our most-viewed posts, the following list also functions as a brief summary of the year’s notable trends. 2016 saw more manufacturers moving into production with additive manufacturing, better inspection technology, a number of significant acquisitions and expanding applications for existing technologies, all of which are reflected on this list.

Here are the 10 stories you found most interesting this year:

10. 7 Important Implications of the New Stratasys Production Demonstrators

9. GE Opens Additive Manufacturing Center in Pittsburgh

8. Expanding Horizons with Rapid Tooling

7. Video: Metal Additive Manufacturing Without a Laser

6. Inspect the Part As It Grows

5. The Possibilities of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing

4. 3D Printed Faucets Illustrate Design Potential

3. Why Moog Makes Sense As the Majority Owner of Linear

2. Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Additive Manufacturing

1. Caterpillar Lays the Groundwork

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