Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a process for making parts by joining materials layer by layer. While formerly reserved mainly for producing sample or prototype parts, the technology has evolved over the years to enable manufacturers to make fully-functional production parts for automotive, aerospace, medical and a wide range of other markets. Additive Manufacturing encompasses a range of technologies, among them laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography and more. Additive manufacturing processes that use fiber reinforcement typically employ discontinuous fibers, although there are several technologies coming onto the market that allow the application of continuous fiber reinforcement.
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A growing trend: 3D printing of aerospace tooling

Toolmakers and OEMs are embracing additive manufacturing for customized, rapid tools, masters and jigs.
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3D Printing continuous carbon fiber composites?

Additive manufacturing startup MarkForged aims to make it happen and is already marketing systems.
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Industrial desktop 3D printer

Avante Technology LLC (Cheyenne, WY, US), a company specializing in the development of advanced 3D printing technologies, announced the commercial release of its new Fabricatus High Precision Desktop 3D Printer.