3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3-D Printing is the term of the 21st century that most popularly describes the process of creating real parts directly from computer models providing complete customization and an opportunity for “mass customization” if the parts can be produced rapidly and in large volumes.

Additive manufacturing denotes the ability to provide customization to standard components, and offers the potential for “mass complexity”.

Intelligent/Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing or intelligent manufacturing includes the application of closed loop controls and predictive models for additive manufacturing.

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