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What's next for additive manufacturing

Graham Immerman
May 22, 2019

Additive manufacturing has gone through many transformations since it was invented, but there are a few more big changes before it goes mainstream. 

IndustryWeek said, "Though the promise of additive manufacturing is leading more companies to experiment with the technology, three key industry challenges must be solved before we see widespread mainstream adoption of additive manufacturing approaches: certification of additive parts, the design toolchain, and training for engineers."

Obviously, ensuring safety and quality are vital to the use of any technology. Creating a tool chain for design is also instrumental for this technology to be efficient for a multitude of companies. Once more training is available, more workers will be able to use this technology well!

For Additive Manufacturing to Hit It Big, We Need Three BreakthroughsSource: http://www.industryweek.com

Though the promise of additive manufacturing is leading more companies to experiment with the technology, three key industry challenges must be solved before we see widespread mainstream adoption of additive manufacturing approaches: certification of additive parts, the design toolchain, and training for engineers.Part of the promise of additive manufacturing is that it will open up a new era of design freedom for engineers.Read More

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