additive fabrication

additive fabrication

Manufacturing products by building them one tiny layer at a time. Contrast with subtractive fabrication. See rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing and 3D printing.
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They represent a significant innovation in 3D printing and demonstrate the versatility of large-scale additive fabrication as a mainstream manufacturing process.
The octobot is a simple embodiment designed to demonstrate our integrated design and additive fabrication strategy for embedding autonomous functionality.
Giannatsis J, Dedoussis V Additive fabrication technologies applied to medicine and health care: A review.
Its availability for the FDM additive fabrication process will allow direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and rapid prototyping with this material for the first time.
FDM additive fabrication technology from Stratasys makes it possible for engineers to perform this feat by creating concept models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts in a matter of hours.
This places additive fabrication within reach of a much wider range of individuals and small companies than ever before.
Stratasys CEO Scott Crump points out, "After creating complex models with additive fabrication, manufacturers can use the CAD files to create perfect-mating jigs and fixtures to support production processes.
The programme has been formulated to address the business reasons for adopting additive technologies, definitive manufacturing applications of additive fabrication, and future considerations such as economic, environmental and corporate social responsibilities.
In the last couple of years, advances in additive fabrication equipment and materials make possible not only improvements in the "form, fit, and function" of so-called rapid prototypes, but also allow these processes to be used to produce a wider range of production parts.
By using a Stratasys FDM additive fabrication system with the new Smoothing Station, injection molded-quality parts can be created in just a few minutes, saving hours of labor.
The additive fabrication method known as selective laser sintering (SLS) is best known for producing tough, durable parts for rigorous testing and wax patterns for investment casting directly from 3-D CAD data.
The Additive Fabrication system produces wax patterns for medical instruments and devices, and mechanical parts.