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Benefits of additive manufacturing for SMEs
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is the most promising advanced manufacturing technology as it brings new product types to the market, reinvents existing ones and improve the manufacturing efficiency.
The modern, layered manufacturing process offers functional design, a new freedom in the fast and tool-free development and production of complex components. In addition, the possibility of individualizing parts defines the fabrication and innovations for future-oriented competitive advantages.
Advanced manufacturing processes are selected individually according to the requirements of the component, e.g. subjected to material, geometry and quantity. In the figure you will find four examples of additive manufacturing processes.
The additive manufacturing process, which range from an experimental approach to market introduction, consumes almost exactly the amount of material needed, is saving costs and reduces waste. In this respect, 3D printing technologies can support circular economy by improving resource efficiency, enabling more efficient manufacturing systems, integrating new materials and adopting new business models. Below you can find some advantages for what the new technology stands
Today, additive manufacturing is considered as the key technology for the production of high-performance and mobile components. It can shortening development processes and making production more flexible.
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