Additive Manufacturing
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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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CECIMO engages in KRAKEN - the new project on additive manufacturing

October 21 2016 11:37 in Additive Manufacturing

The KRAKEN project, co-funded under the H2020 programme, is going to integrate various key technologies, such as 3D printing, robotics, complex monitoring and advanced control algorithms, supported by an innovative CAM software, in one machine. The project has a budget of 5.9M€, 30% of which is...[more]

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]