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The Importance of Designing for Additive Manufacturing

June 17, 2016

Today there are a variety of ways to manufacture parts and products through different additive manufacturing (AM)processes. However, getting the most out of your AM capabilities requires designing for the specific AM technology.

This infographic offers a look into design for additive manufacturing—what the technology can enable, the current processes and technologies in use, and what needs to be accounted for when designing for additive manufacturing.

Manufacturers who go beyond conventional manufacturing technologies can distance themselves from the competition. EWI leads the way in developing, testing, and deploying innovative additive manufacturing processes. We are focused on solving technical challenges in several key areas:

  • materials and process development
  • in-process sensing
  • post-process inspection
  • advancing additive manufacturing machines
  • supporting property database generation
  • design for additive manufacturing


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