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

AM is more than a means of making parts. Here are ideas about the reach that additive manufacturing will have, and the kinds of changes and advances that AM will enable.


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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:

  1. The greatest freedom might be material freedom.
  2. AM will produce products you’ve never seen before.
  3. AM is a logistics solution.
  4. AM will alter how we think about quality.
  5. AM is interrelated with machining.