However, it is too early to tell where the investment in additive manufacturing
will take Sandvik.
Phillip Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics, said at an additive manufacturing
conference earlier this year, according to a Navy news release.
If it proves to be a viable option, additive manufacturing
may help us build future propulsion systems.
Once engineers are familiar with how additive manufacturing
works, they can begin to change their thinking about how to build parts.
Identifying the supply chain requirements for the introduction of additive manufacturing
a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing
The sales launch of the Freeformerfor industrial additive manufacturing
in America will also coincide with the exhibition," Kanz adds.
methods are becoming widespread and affect many industries.
Tony Cerruti, marketing director, Americas, for Sabic's Innovative Plastics business, commented, "Sabic's materials and processing knowledge together with this advanced additive manufacturing
technology will help to address the manufacturing challenges our customers are facing - the high cost to innovate.
With additive manufacturing
, complexity is basically free, so any shape or grouping of shapes can be imagined and modeled for performance," Chinthavali said.
Unfortunately, additive manufacturing
has also generated a number of intellectual property (IP) concerns, including questions around the ownership of designs and geometry, the possibility of copying parts by scanning and then "printing" them, and concerns about the counterfeiting of components (Brean 2013).
The success of additive manufacturing
begins with complex designs, details in parts that make using conventional manufacturing processes challenging.