Will Additive Manufacturing Subtract from Machining?
A panel discussion captured on video addresses this question.
Will additive manufacturing (AM) overtake machining and traditional processes? This was one of the questions posed during an AM panel discussion hosted by Mazak and moderated by Senior Editor Peter Zelinski.
Panelists said that the use of AM will grow as engineers begin to design for the technology, but for now tolerances prevent additive from taking the place of machining. The video above contains the entire 5-minute segment of the discussion.
Panelists (from left to right) are:
- Dr. Taku Yamazaki, project leader at Mazak’s engineering headquarters in Japan and a specialist in the company’s additive manufacturing technology.
- Joe Wilker, Mazak product manager with responsibility for the company’s recently introduced hybrid additive machine tool.
- Tim Shinbara, VP of manufacturing technology for AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
- Dustin Lindley, additive manufacturing lab manager at the University of Cincinnati’s Research Institute.