Additive manufacturing (AM)

Additive manufacturing is commonly given to the technologies that use successive layers of material to create a three-dimensional object

Additive manufacturing

Binder Jetting

What is Binder Jetting? Binder Jetting (BJ) is one of seven Additive Manufacturing techniques in which a binding liquid is selectively deposited to join powder...

Direct Energy Deposition (DED)

Directed Energy Deposition (DED) forms 3D objects by melting material as it is being deposited using focused thermal energy such as laser, electron beam or plasma arc. Both the energy source and the material feed nozzle are manipulated using a gantry system or robotic arm.

Sheet Lamination

What is Sheet Lamination? Sheet lamination is one of the 7 types of additive manufacturing processes defined by ISO/ASTM 52900-2015, and is the process of...

Material Extrusion

What is Material extrusion? Material extrusion is an additive manufacturing technique which uses continuous filament of thermoplastic or composite material to construct 3D parts. The...

Direct metal laser sintering

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is the leading additive method for making metal prototypes. It is similar to selective laser sintering of plastic resin, but...

Material Jetting

Material jetting process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited.

How Additive Manufacturing Technology works

Although Additive manufacturing processes vary with the different technology it uses to create the 3D parts, each broadly follows these common steps in the...

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BMW 3D-prints bike chassis and iBMW roadster part

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Additive manufacturing process steps

How does Additive Manufacturing work? Additive manufacturing (AM), sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping or 3D printing are technologies that use successive layers of material...

3D printing and Investment casting

Picture credit - google images When combined with each other, 3D printing, a latest manufacturing technique and investment casting, an oldest metal forming technique, can...
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Direct Energy Deposition (DED)

Directed Energy Deposition (DED) forms 3D objects by melting material as it is being deposited using focused thermal energy such as laser, electron beam or plasma arc. Both the energy source and the material feed nozzle are manipulated using a gantry system or robotic arm.

Binder Jetting

What is Binder Jetting? Binder Jetting (BJ) is one of seven Additive Manufacturing techniques in which a binding liquid is selectively deposited to join powder...

Sheet Lamination

What is Sheet Lamination? Sheet lamination is one of the 7 types of additive manufacturing processes defined by ISO/ASTM 52900-2015, and is the process of...

3D printing Acronyms & Abbreviations

Acronyms, Abbreviations & Glossary of Additive manufacturing You cant read an article about 3D printing without coming across lots of abbreviations, acronyms, jargon and terminology....

What is Additive Manufacturing?

What is Additive Manufacturing (AM)? The basic principle of Additive Manufacturing technology is that a CAD generated 3D model is used directly to fabricate a...

Topology optimization

What is Topology optimization Topology optimization is a process which optimizes material layout and structure within a given 3D geometrical design space for a defined...

Powder Bed Fusion

What is Powder Bed Fusion? Powder bed fusion is one of seven Additive Manufacturing techniques, in which either laser, heat or electron beam is used...

Material Extrusion

What is Material extrusion? Material extrusion is an additive manufacturing technique which uses continuous filament of thermoplastic or composite material to construct 3D parts. The...

Vat Photo Polymerization

What is Vat Photo Polymerization? SLA (Stereolithography) is part of vat photo polymerization AM method where ultra violet (UV) laser is used to cure photopolymer liquid...

Material Jetting

Material jetting process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited.

Direct metal laser sintering

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is the leading additive method for making metal prototypes. It is similar to selective laser sintering of plastic resin, but...

How Additive Manufacturing Technology works

Although Additive manufacturing processes vary with the different technology it uses to create the 3D parts, each broadly follows these common steps in the...

Other Knowledge base sections

Product Design Process

Product design process is a set of planned activities that convert an idea into a product and make it commercially available to the end user

Mechanical Transmission

Mechanical power transmission is the transfer of energy from where it’s generated to a place where it is used to perform work

Casting processes

Process in which molten metal is poured into a mould that contains a hollow cavity of a desired shape and allowed to cool down to form a solidified part.

Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing engineering or manufacturing process are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product

Metal forming

Metal is plastically deformed to create shapes by a force that exceeds the material yield strength where strain hardening occurs.

Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is commonly given to the technologies that use successive layers of material to create a three dimensional object