Global MFG - Sep 23, 2019
Additive Manufacturing: The Quest for AutomationAustin Weber | Assembly
As additive manufacturing continues to evolve and is further scaled, automation is critical to improve results and give a predictable and repeatable end-to-end solution.
Plastic injection molding, metal casting and metal stamping are age-old processes that form the backbone of manufacturing. Traditionally, there's no better way to mass-produce plastic or metal parts. However, additive manufacturing, which enables engineers to consolidate parts and produce components in complex shapes, is quickly becoming an alternative. The technology is evolving from the world of low-volume prototypes to high-volume production-ready parts.