8 Common Questions Manufacturers Have About Additive Manufacturing

IndustryWeek | November 13, 2019

8 Common Questions Manufacturers Have About Additive Manufacturing
Manufacturers seem to have split into two groups when it comes to additive manufacturing: Large companies that were early adopters and evangelize its transformative benefits. Smaller manufacturers who are cautiously trying to determine if AM is worth the investment. During my work at Catalyst Connection, a nonprofit manufacturing consultancy that’s part of the MEP National NetworkTM, I’ve organized numerous presentations to raise awareness among small and medium-sized manufacturers to help them understand AM so they can think about concrete business applications. Because the group of manufacturers who are exploring AM is huge, I’ve given dozens of seminars and webinars on the topic. Often, many of the same questions come up, which I thought I’d share to help inform any company cautiously contemplating AM adoption.

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