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Additive manufacturing refers to adding layer-upon-layer of material using data-driven automation to form a product. This is the opposite of machining, which relies on removing material to form a product.
Additive manufacturing is sometimes called 3D printing, but is often associated more specifically with large-scale industrial production. Industrial additive manufacturing requires an integrated and digital workflow starting with design and simulation, and ending with the final part production.
Additive manufacturing will have a revolutionary impact on manufacturing by enabling the production of increasingly complex designs, reducing materials waste and rapidly accelerating throughput.
The benefits of additive manufacturing give it some advantages over other manufacturing methods in specific use cases.
Is your company ready for industrial-scale additive manufacturing?
In our new podcast series, we explore the hype, reality, risks and opportunities of industrial additive manufacturing and the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Network's role in jumpstarting ISAM.