It is become simpler for manufacturers to employ additive manufacturing to build parts from a range of materials, including polymers like ABS, TPE, and PLA as well as carbon fiber composites, nylon, and polycarbonates. This is due to recent improvements in 3D printing technology. In the field of additive manufacturing, even pricy metals like Titanium, Stainless Steel, and Inconel are becoming more popular.
There is little doubt that the field of additive manufacturing will continue to advance and expand in the years to come, but will it completely replace subtractive manufacturing techniques like CNC machining? Without a doubt. As a new method termed “hybrid manufacturing” is swiftly gaining ground in the sector, precision CNC machining is actually probably more crucial to the additive manufacturing process than you may imagine.