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Manufacture Technology and Equipment

3D Printing Unleashed

Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is the process of creating a physical object layer by layer, using different materials, such as stainless steel, titanium or nylon. 3D-printed components find their way into diverse products, including jet engines, cars, and bioprocess instruments. Until recently, 3D printing was primarily used in product design departments to quickly create prototypes for testing purposes during development. Thanks to advances in printing technologies, manufactured (printed) components are equal to, if not better than, those produced by conventional technologies; in short, 3D printers are now ready to be used to improve end products.

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Klas Marteleur

A Principal Mechanical Engineer at Cytiva, Uppsala, Sweden

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