3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)
3D Printing (additive manufacturing) technology enables a vision to become a physical reality.
The benefits of 3D printing technology turn digital models into solid objects continues to attract attention, and now has many manufacturing companies adding the technology to their manufacturing requirements.
Designers and Manufacturers have found a way to use 3D printing with prototyping the most popular use. But that use is expanding weekly. Although many once saw 3D printing as best confined to low-volume specialty use, 52% of manufacturers and designers now expect to use the technology in high-volume production processes within the next five years.
Companies, such as General Electric, Boeing and Ford, have incorporating 3D printing into their manufacturing processes. But beyond them, many companies recognize the potential of 3D printing and are closely researching how and when they should use this technology.