Current and Future 3D Technologies The rapidly evolving 3D technological universe Search for: 3D Printing Technology Categories3D Printing Processes (as defined by ASTM International)Images and information adapted from Loughborough University’s additive Manufacturing Research Group Binder JettingA process in which a liquid bonding agent is selectively deposited to join powder materials Directed Energy DepositionA process in which focused thermal energy is used to fuse materials by melting as they are being deposited. Material JettingThe process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited. Material ExtrusionThe process in which material is selectively dispensed through a nozzle or orifice. Powder Bed FusionThe process in which thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed. Vat PhotopolymerizationThe process in which liquid photopolymer in a vat is selectively cured by light-activated polymerization. Sheet LaminationThe process in which sheets of material are bonded to form a part. All 3D Printing /Scanning Blog Categories 3D 1013D Growth3D News3D TrendsAerospace and AviationArchaeology and HistoryArchitectureArt and SculptureAutoBioprintingCompanies ConferencesConstructionDentalDesign / EngineeringEducationElectronicsEntertainmentEnvironmentFashionFood GeopoliticalIntellectual Property and LiabilityMaker MovementMaritimeMaterialsManufacturingMedicalMetalMilitaryModeling NanotechnologyOil and GasPeoplePrintersProducts and ReviewsRailroads and RailwaysScannersSoftwareSportsTechnologyTransportation Search. Find. Create. Build. Member LoginJoin Us!