Additive Manufacturing One of Top Emerging Trends to Watch at IMTS 2018
The demand for additive technology has grown as more businesses in automotive are using it as a fast and cost-efficient way to produce tooling, fixtures and more. Here’s where to see it in action at IMTS.
3D printing and additive manufacturing have exploded in recent years and are expected to be a prominent highlight of IMTS 2018.
Additive manufacturing has become an increasingly popular application for several reasons. For one, it’s changing the way machinists look at some of the most complex part challenges, opening up new and lucrative business opportunities. But more concretely, it can offer serious cost advantages.
Since the world’s first additive manufactured vehicle, the Strati, was built at IMTS 2014, innovations in additive have continued to headline IMTS and does so this year with AMT’s Emerging Technology Center dedicated to Additive Manufacturing, located in the West Building, Level 3; Booth #431609.
IMTS visitors will encounter demonstrations of the newest breakthroughs in materials, speeds and technologies recently developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), public-private collaborations and exhibiting additive manufacturers…READ MORE.
A new software suite for 3D printing analyzes, repairs, and prepares 3D models using the native file formats of a variety of CAD systems, saving the conversion to STL for last.
To assure that the company maintains its capabilities, relevance and leading-edge know-how in manufacturing, Ford has spent $45-million on its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township, Michigan, just west of Detroit.
Additive manufacturing technology is helping the automaker reduce product development times and costs.