Additive Manufacturing: One of the Top Emerging Trends to Watch at IMTS

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The demand for additive technology has grown as more and more shops are using it as a fast and cost-efficient way to produce tooling, build jigs, fixtures and other tools.


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Additive manufacturing has become an increasingly popular application for several reasons. For one, it’s changing the way machinists look at some of the most complex part challenges, opening up new and lucrative business opportunities. But more concretely, it can offer serious cost advantages.

Since the world’s first additively manufactured vehicle, the Strati, was built at IMTS 2014, additive innovations have headlined IMTS. This trend continues this year with AMT’s Emerging Technology Center dedicated to Additive Manufacturing, located in the West Building, Level 3; Booth #431609.

IMTS visitors will encounter demonstrations of the newest breakthroughs in materials, speeds and technologies recently developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), public-private collaborations and exhibiting additive manufacturers...READ MORE.