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Challenges regarding additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing has brought a revolution in the way products are designed, manufactured, and distributed to end users. This technology is continuously being redefined and customized to a wide application spectrum such as automotive, aerospace, engineering, architecture, electronic, medicine, and other industries.
With rapid growth of additive manufacturing, companies are developing innovative business models to keep up with changing demands while maintaining quality and operational effectiveness. Digitization is forcing manufacturers to reinvent their supply chains to fully realize the benefits of advanced manufacturing.
Lack of knowledge, inexperience, scalability of parts, volume of production, reliability of material and other challenges are still not resolved. That is the main reason why 3DP technologies are not yet widely adopted by companies.
In this article the main barriers and challenges of additive manufacturing technologies perceived by companies will be described.
There are 3 major challenges that SMEs perceive when thinking about adopting AM technology.