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NIST Addresses Metal 3D Printer Challenges with Digital Thread Strategy

In collaboration with the Tennessee Technological University (TTU), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a study addressing three of the challenges to production-ready metal 3D printing.  The proposed model could eventually form a standard for 3D printed metal parts and aid additive manufacturing through the certification process – often seen as a primary barrier to progress.   (Actual article link:

Released July 17, 2017, Updated August 8, 2017