The next industrial revolution is here. So say proponents of Additive Manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D printing. Simply defined, AM is a process in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create a three-dimensional object.
The technology is applied for the making some niche items, like medical implants, and to produce plastic prototypes for engineers and designers. 3-D printing for consumers and small entrepreneurs has received a lot of publicity, it’s in the large-scale manufacturing sector—like in automobiles and aeronautics--where the most significant commercial impact could be felt. Indeed, GE, the world’s largest manufacturer, has used 3-D printing to make parts for jet aircraft, an example of how AM can produce complex, precisely designed shapes, using materials, including lightweight, strong, fuel efficient metals and metal alloys, like magnesium, in ways not possible with traditional casting and machining techniques.
The latest 3D technology in real-life action--from full AM/3D printing systems, software solutions, and scanning and imaging equipment, to finishing solutions, and material innovations--can be experienced in one place: Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 at the Pasadena (California, U.S.) Convention Center, December 6-8, 2017. The event is the business-to-business trade show for the AM/3D printing industry, focusing on three vertical sectors--healthcare, aerospace and automotive (one day each). The event sessions cover trends and technologies along with practical case studies, live demonstrations, and panel discussions, and will feature top speakers and industry suppliers from around the world.
For full details, registration information and schedules visit http://www.amshow-americas.com/aerospace?gclid=CO6P9YntqtcCFQFYDQodroQFPw
Copyright notice: Reproduction of material without written permission is strictly prohibited.