The Senvol Database is the first and most comprehensive database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials.
The Importance of Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) – also known as 3D printing – has made tremendous technological progress. Final production parts, such as jet engine fuel nozzles, custom hearing aids, and impellers, can now be printed in materials ranging from polymers to metals. However, just because a part can be produced using AM does not mean that it should be. The key is for a company to understand where and how to adopt AM to achieve increased business profit. As such, a company must view AM as a supply chain solution (not just a manufacturing solution), understand how AM will disrupt their existing business, and most importantly, conduct analyses that quantify the results.