Today, additive manufacturing knows a breaking stage. Indeed, the polymer has been the first additive manufacturing technology and it has developed itself strongly in its early stages but only in the axis of prototyping and very little in industrial way. Today key players of additive manufacturing have to respond to complex specifications to meet industrial needs. Thus, they have to set up processes and materials to meet those needs.
With ever more daringly innovative constructions, 3D printing is revolutionising the building sector.
The advantages offered by this technology allow manufacturers to imagine spaces with increasingly complex geometric shapes. Opting for additive manufacturing in the building sector means
you can reduce the quantities of materials used, optimise performance, and lower costs…
Additive manufacturing was initially intended for prototyping before being used for functional parts, custom parts, and increasingly large series. Mass production is possible in a number of sectors but there are still constraints to be overcome for it to be possible in all sectors.
The digital chain in the additive manufacturing requires a file transfer and the use of exchange format. Applications of additive manufacturing are more and more complex both for pieces and for tools. Today, it is relevant to natively integrate additive manufacturing from design with CAO and avoid exchange format (STL).