additive fabrication


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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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11: public supply contract whose purpose is the delivery and installation of two additive fabrication machines for laser fusion of metal powders.
Giannatsis J, Dedoussis V Additive fabrication technologies applied to medicine and health care: A review.
Microfabrica is an advanced technology company with a proprietary, additive fabrication process that yields high precision, robust metal parts at a scale not previously possible.
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.
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.
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.
Such interesting notions were being formed while ago, under the name of MGX by Materialise, where established designers created beautiful lights in geometric shapes, with the help of additive fabrication.
Manufacturers of low volume high performance aerospace parts have been given a boost with the addition of SABIC Innovative Plastics' Ultem polyetherimide to the materials available for Stratasys' FDM additive fabrication process.
As additive fabrication systems move from rapid prototyping into direct digital manufacturing, there is a need for greater build-size capability, speed, and accuracy.