Additive Manufacturing and What It Is
Posted 6 July 2017
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a term used to refer to a series of technologies which include 3D printing, Rapid Prototyping and Direct Digital Manufacturing - all processes carried out by Lestercast by building up layer upon layer of bespoke materials to make a finished piece.
Dedicated in-house machinery such as Projet and Thermojet printers enable the processes to be flawless in producing high-spec models in the prototyping process and also end-use products in other circumstances.
Common to AM technologies is the use of a CAD file (Computer Aided Design) which enables the machines to read the CAD file as it lays down or adds successive layers to create a 3D object.