Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Additive Manufacturing
The manufacturers who have begun to succeed with 3D printing as a means of production are beginning to see what the ultimate impact of additive manufacturing (AM) might be.
In this video, Additive Manufacturing editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski discusses five ideas that were not clear at first, but are now becoming apparent. They are:
- The greatest freedom might be material freedom.
- AM will produce products you’ve never seen before.
- AM is a logistics solution.
- AM will alter how we think about quality.
- AM is interrelated with machining.
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The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.