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New Article — Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017


AM parts 2Casting is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturing processes for metals, but could eventually be displaced by additive manufacturing (AM).  Costs for AM are continuing to decrease while material performance and the number of available materials continue to increase.  For small production runs with long lead times, it is possible additive manufacturing is preferred solution for complex geometries.

In a new article, Can Metal Additive Manufacturing Compete with Casting?EWI engineers Ron Aman and Ryan Hurley discuss the possibilities of shifting from casting to AM and provide examples using powder bed fusion technologies. To read the article, click here.

The authors can be reached at raman@ewi.org or rhurley@ewi.org.

 

 

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