Additive Manufacturing Billboard

Additive Manufacturing

Augment and transform traditional manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is a term used nearly interchangeably with 3D printing. We like it because it speaks to the incredible power 3D printing has to add speed, agility and insight to your manufacturing processes.

Reshaping Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is attracting well-deserved interest and attention under the name 3D printing. But while remarkable stories grab news headlines and fuel the popular imagination, a less-visible shift is taking place behind the scenes that is reshaping how nearly everything is made. It’s helping companies worldwide push the limits of innovation while reducing costs, streamlining operations and accelerating time to market.

Discover new possibilities

If your final parts will be 3D printed, you can set aside the usual design-for-manufacturing constraints. Built layer-by-layer from the bottom up, 3D printed parts can be more geometrically complex, lighter-weight, easier to assemble, and just as durable as traditionally manufactured parts.

Deliver just in time

Excess inventory saps your bottom line. 3D printing tools and parts directly from digital files can reduce waste and lower warehousing costs. Plus, by eliminating the usual lead times, you can respond agilely to demand spikes, design changes or damaged tools.

Reduce tooling costs and risks

Machined tools are time consuming and costly. In just days or hours, you can 3D print patterns, molds or tool masters directly from CAD data and prove out your designs using the same process and materials you’ll use for your end product.


Find more applications

tools icon


Learn more

jigs and fixtures icon

Jigs & Fixtures

Learn more

injection molds icon

Injection Molding

Learn more

finished goods icon

Production Parts

Learn more

White Papers

Read all White Papers

Jigs Fixtures and Other WP thumbnail

3D printing jigs, fixtures and other
manufacturing tools

Read more

Production Floor Trends WP thumbnail

Production floor trends

Read more

Is now the time WP thumbnail

Is now the time to try Direct Digital Manufacturing

Read more

Direct Digital Manufacturing WP thumbnail

Direct digital manufacturing
Part One Part two Part three Part four

Customer Stories

Read all Case Studies

ACS Case Study Thumbnail


Composite Tooling

“Moving from traditional methods involving CNC machining to producing composite tooling with FDM has helped us substantially improve our competitive position.”

— Bruce Anning, owner, ACS

Read more

Piper Aircraft Case Study Thumbnail

Piper Aircraft

Hydroforming tooling

“I can program an FDM part in 10 minutes while a typical CNC program takes four hours to write.”

— Jacob Allenbaugh, Manufacturing Engineer, Piper Aircraft

Read more

BMW Case Study Thumbnail


Assembly fixtures

“FDM is taking on increasing importance as an alternative manufacturing method for components made in small numbers.”

— Gьnter Schmid, BMW

Read more


We have all of your answers in one place



Learn more



Learn more


Consumer Products

Learn more


Commercial Products

Learn more



Learn more