What is additive manufacturing?
In additive manufacturing, also known as generative manufacturing, workpieces are produced layer upon layer through laser sintering, whereby metal powder is melted layer by layer using a laser beam.
In contrast to subtractive manufacturing, i.e. CNC machining, additive machining enables highly complex components to be manufactured in one piece. This makes it feasible to create shapes which would otherwise be all but impossible to manufacture. SLM processing also offers a high degree of flexibility when producing, which is particularly important when dealing with spare parts and prototypes.
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