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Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing is an exciting technology and is rapidly growing in popularity due to 3D printers becoming more affordable. Let alone the difficulty of understanding every 3D printing technology, it is hardly possible to read through an article without pausing to google the different acronyms and abbreviations. Therefore, I have listed some of the most common acronyms, abbreviations and glossary terms used in the industry, so that you’ve got all the information in one place for effortless future reference.
You can read how 3D printing technologies are categorised into 7 groups and how they all generally follow very similar steps to create a 3D object.