Technology, processes and materials
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is defined as one-piece, layer-by-layer construction from a 3D model. These technologies can transform the digital design data into a physical product in a matter of hours, so that unique, functional, complex and/or customised parts can be created.
Additive manufacturing is no longer the future, but the present. These technologies are firmly established in various sectors such as aerospace and health. There is also a wide variety of technologies and technical solutions available today, which means there is a variety of materials, process and post-processing requirements, product properties and costs that should be known at the time of starting the industrialisation process.