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Metal additive manufacturing continues to be one of the most influential next-generation technologies. While metal 3D printing is a hot topic in the industry, most of the focus has been on large-scale production and throughput rather than accessibility . For those new to metal 3D printing, entering into additive versus subtractive manufacturing can be a daunting task. What does a machine shop need to think about when considering supplementing their CNC machining capabilities with a metal 3D printer? What technology should a service bureau be considering when introducing metal additive manufacturing into their existing polymer printing capabilities? In short, where to begin? Applicability If your business involves functional prototypes, low-volume production, product development, long-tail production, or spare part manufacturing of metal components, it’s likely that metal 3D printing is already on your radar. But, aren’t metal 3D printers large and difficult to use? Not entirely. Accessibility There is an […]