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What is additive manufacturing

Commonly known as 3D printing – a definition which applies more to the consumers’ market related printers than to industrial applications – additive manufacturing (AM) is the official industry standard term for all applications of the technology. It is defined as the “process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies.” (I)

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Additive manufacturing technologies in the spotlight at the Technishow in Utrech

March 14 2016 11:54 in Additive Manufacturing

As part of the Technishow trade fair, the TechniShow-ESEF 3D Printing Congress is taking place this Friday 18 March. The event will cover all the additive manufacturing value chain from theory to practice, while providing information on 3D printing-related matters, with special attention for...[more]

Additive manufacturing shines at METAV in Düsseldorf

March 14 2016 11:23 in Additive Manufacturing

The machine tool sector’s interest is ever-increasing for additive manufacturing (AM) and the recent success of the Additive Manufacturing Area at the last METAV exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany is there to prove it. More than 35,000 visitors attended the 19th annual edition of METAV, the...[more]

Still time to sign up for the Design Challenge of Additive Industries

February 26 2016 16:05 in Additive Manufacturing

The success of additive manufacturing applications depends on the designer’s ability to ‘design for additive manufacturing’ and maximize the possibilities offered by these new production technologies. As a sign of continuity with the 2015 edition, CECIMO is once again partner of the Design...[more]