Less-expensive methods include three-dimensional (3D) printing or additive fabrication
with thermosetting polymers.
Through 2018-2020 installments, it will support development of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, direct digital or layered manufacturing, and additive fabrication
"The octobot is a simple embodiment designed to demonstrate our integrated design and additive fabrication
strategy for embedding autonomous functionality."
[5.] Giannatsis J, Dedoussis V Additive fabrication
technologies applied to medicine and health care: A review.
The material will be available for Stratasys' top two additive fabrication
machines - the FDM 900mc and FDM 400mc.
Presumably, the cost of fabricating a very accurately shaped socket is higher, particularly if the latest technology is used, i.e., additive fabrication
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..
Many plastics processors are just starting to become familiar with the terms "additive manufacturing" or "additive fabrication
," which refer to a group of processes that build up parts by successively adding material, often in layers.