Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a process for making parts by joining materials layer by layer. While formerly reserved mainly for producing sample or prototype parts, the technology has evolved over the years to enable manufacturers to make fully-functional production parts for automotive, aerospace, medical and a wide range of other markets. Additive Manufacturing encompasses a wide range of technologies, among them laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography and more. Processors—injection molders in particular—are using this technology more of late both for low-volume production part made out of specialized plastics, and for moldmaking.

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Advances in Molding, 3D Printing At Arburg ‘Technology Days’

Over 6700 visitors saw more than 50 working machinery exhibits highlighting automation, connectivity, and sophisticated processing.
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K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power

K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.
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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: High-Performance Filaments for FDM

SABIC has unveiled the first of a new generation filaments to advance additive manufacturing.



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