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Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Approaches

By Materials Team / September 21, 2021

Hybrid additive manufacturing combines additive and subtractive manufacturing to produce a finished product. Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, builds structures by adding material in layers. Conversely, subtractive manufacturing, such as…

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Advanced materials used in 3D printing

What Types of Materials Are Used in 3D Printing?

By Materials Team / January 4, 2021

Many manufacturers’ first exposure to 3D printing was through fused deposition modeling, in which plastic filaments extrude through a nozzle during printing. Materials used in 3D printing were formerly confined to plastics and weak metal alloys that could be extruded at low temperatures. The scope of 3D-printable materials has grown considerably to include various metals, polymers, organic materials, ceramics, and even biological materials.

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