additive manufacturing


Definition of 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 French commercial truck and military vehicle manufacturer Renault is working on an additive manufacturing process that uses metal 3D printing for lighter engines. Kayla Matthews, The Week, 29 Mar. 2018 The process, also called additive manufacturing, creates three-dimensional object by horizontally stacking material. Julie Kliegman, The Week, 26 Feb. 2018 For example, new additive manufacturing technologies will allow for the development of spare parts. Vikram Mittal, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 While additive technology has yet to be seen in most production vehicles, GE Additive is currently developing a more scalable and affordable additive manufacturing solution to fill this gap. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2021 Siegel: Leaders can start by getting educated on key technologies impacting their industries: AI, additive manufacturing, analytics and automation will impact every function and every company in the next decade. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Indeed, additive manufacturing is expected to be a $51 billion industry by 2030. Yec, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The applications are virtually endless because additive manufacturing is extremely precise and reliable and now uses a much wider range of materials. John Clemons, Forbes, 8 June 2021 When To Skip The Additive Manufacturing Option Despite the significant potential of additive manufacturing, not everyone will fully benefit from this technology. Donovan Weber, Forbes, 17 June 2021

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First Known Use of additive manufacturing

2007, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of additive manufacturing was in 2007

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14 Jan 2022

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“Additive manufacturing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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