Glossary

Additive Manufacturing

Generally known as 3D printing, but basically refers to a method which uses physical or chemical processes to transform materials such as powders or liquids into 3D models, prototypes or even end products. This method – also called rapid prototyping – does not require any tools or casting moulds, unlike standard manufacturing shaping processes. Its use is particularly worthwhile for components with geometries with a high degree of complexity.

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