Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is the process of adding layers of material to previous layers to create 3D objects, usually from computer controlled models. A variety of techniques can be used, including: aerosol jets and extrusion nozzles that deposit layers of materials, and often heating techniques that use lasers or electron beams to combine or fuse the materials. This is in contrast to conventional milling techniques that often subtract material instead of adding it.

Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing: Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing
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The objective of the present workshop “Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (RAM) Workshop: Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing” was to develop and articulate a roadmap for research in the area of additive manufacturing for the next 10-12 years. The workshop was intended to: accelerate the integration of AM technologies into the marketplace; identify potential, fruitful research areas for additive manufacturing for the next 5-10 years; network leading experts in the field from industry, academia and government with synergistic results; lay out a thoughtful and systematic plan for additive manufacturing research for the near and medium term.

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The Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community’s focus is on the technologies and processes that help conceive, test, improve and manufacture new products to bring them to market faster and most cost effectively. Read more

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