Additive Manufacturing (AM)

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...
Powder bed fusion

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_FDM

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...
Cleaning and removing excess powder

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...

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...
Carbon fibre sheet laminated parts

Sheet Lamination

Sheet Lamination is one of the 7 additive manufacturing processes defined by ISO/ASTM and is the process of building a 3D object by stacking...

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....
DMT Directed energy deposition

Direct Energy Deposition

As one of the 7 categories of Additive manufacturing processes, Directed Energy Deposition (DED) forms 3D objects by melting material as it is being...
Poly-jetting Material Jetting

Material Jetting

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

Binder Jetting

What is Binder Jetting Binder jetting is one of seven Additive Manufacturing techniques in which a binding liquid is selectively deposited to join powder material...