The Real Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

29 December, 2012

Todd Grimm has written an excellent article for TCT magazine which discusses the practical advantages of using Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing in business. It’s a tiny bit jargon heavy, but it’s very much worth a read:

…The real benefit of additive manufacturing (AM) is not speed. Although speed can be advantageous, it is only a feature of AM that translates to a benefit when a lead time reduction produces results. The real benefit of AM is efficiency, a measure that considers speed, effort, process delays, process steps and personnel time.

Real Benefits of Additive Manufacturing


Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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