updated july 2019
spotlight: solving industry’s additive manufacturing challenges critical need for additive manufacturing
additive manufacturing (am), often called 3d printing,1 uses a computer-aided design (cad) file to precisely control layer-bylayer, or point-by-point, buildup of material into threedimensional objects. the technology can vastly improve manufacturing processes by eliminating the design constraints and material waste of traditional processes like casting or machining. ult...