Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials


Additive Manufacturing is not a panacea. Although it is improving, Additive is slow and expensive for large (50 CM plus) objects at the moment. The technology also is limited because of its:

  • Parts strength
  • Material choice
  • Surface finish
  • Part Cost
  • Throughput

The most popular additive manufacturing technologies are:

  • Material Extrusion
  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Binder Jetting
  • Vat Polymerization