Advancements in metals-focused technologies have taken 3D printing from a prototyping technology to an advanced, additive manufacturing (AM) production technology having a roadmap for even greater advancements .Most of today's commercially available metal-based AM systems are founded in the PBF processes. Typical applications of metals powder-based fusion (PBF) include producing complex, and/or low-volume functional parts, particularly in aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, and even jewelry. As a production alternative, metals PBF can achieve cost savings with reduced lead times and reduce assembly part counts. Moreover, metals-based PBF supports the manufacture of complex features not possible with other manufacturing technologies.
Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes
McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, New York, NY
Additive manufacturing, powder bed fusion, design for additive
Design for Powder Bed Fusion of Metal Parts, Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes, McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, New York, NY
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