Established polymer technologies being challenged
Polymer Additive Manufacturing is often associated with Material Extrusion, Laser Powder Bed Fusion or Photopolymerization technologies. However, there are 17 different technology principles identified today. While some of these principles are in an early development stage, many are successfully used in industrial set-ups or are expected to find a viable niche as manufacturing technology.
To be successful in using polymer Additive Manufacturing, it is crucial to choose the right manufacturing technology, established or new. The 11th volume of AMPOWER Insights provides an overview on upcoming technology principles and assesses their potential.