additive manufacturing


: 3d printing
Instead of the old approach of carving a usable part out of a large block of material, additive manufacturing builds an object up layer by layer.Larry Greenemeier

Examples of additive manufacturing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its state-of-the-art collaborative robotic additive manufacturing system, Aperture, Solideon is addressing the shortcomings of traditional methods. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 11 June 2024 The administration is tightening up export controls, curtailing how and with whom Americans can share their inventions, especially in cutting-edge areas such as artificial intelligence, advanced computing, and additive manufacturing. Chad P. Bown, Foreign Affairs, 12 Aug. 2019 Enter additive manufacturing techniques such as 3-D printing and laser sintering. Dave Baiocchi and William Welser Iv, Foreign Affairs, 20 Apr. 2015 The findings might help researchers develop tech for soft robots, drug deliveries, and additive manufacturing. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for additive manufacturing 

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First Known Use

2007, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of additive manufacturing was in 2007

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“Additive manufacturing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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