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Additive Manufacturing Continues to Prove Promise of Custom-Fit Future

Additive Manufacturing Continues to Prove Promise of Custom-Fit Future

Written by David

March 18, 2019

For all the interest and headlines generated by additive manufacturing—more commonly known as 3D printing—it still represents a small percentage of all manufacturing operations.

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Traditional subtractive manufacturing methods such as CNC machining and injection molding produce the vast majority of all parts manufactured at scale. The benefits of on-demand customization for small batches of personalized consumer products is evident. But we’re now beginning to see additive manufacturing used on a much larger industrial scale.

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Clearly, there’s a growing level of confidence in additive manufacturing, and that will create opportunities across a variety of industries.

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Here are a few examples: Right Now – Customized Sporting Goods: The performance of athletes can be altered significantly by seemingly small factors, like the fit of a shoe. Companies such as Reebok, Adidas and Nike have begun experimenting with 3D printing to create custom-fit sneakers for professional athletes in sports like basketball, […]

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