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Additive Manufacturing - Technologies for Emerging Applications : Additive Manufacturing Technologies Impacting the Construction, Commercial and Food Industries
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have been undergoing tremendous growth in the recent years. The breath of innovations is increasing and the objective is to optimize the overall performance of these technologies according to the growing requirements of different industries. Since additive manufacturing technologies have immense advantages related to manufacturing and production, these technologies are adopted by many industries for designing, development, rapid prototyping and manufacturing purposes.
This research service titled ’Additive Manufacturing - Technologies for Emerging Applications’ reviews development of different technologies and related new applications. The study has covered three major industries like construction, commercial and food industry which has adopted additive manufacturing technologies. The study also covers the key innovations in additive manufacturing technologies related to these industries. Additive manufacturing’s impact in the future is expected to go beyond market predictions across multiple industries. Multiple criteria decision making tool is employed to benchmark AM technologies for construction, commercial and food industries. The study also provides a gist of AM related business models.
Additive manufacturing technologies impacting the different industries
Additive manufacturing technologies are expected to have a major impact on the construction, commercial and the food industry in the coming years. These emerging technologies will empower an industrial revolution and bring profound changes in all the industries. Technologies like selective laser sintering, fused deposition modelling and stereo-lithography are predominantly used in the above industries for various printing purposes.
Breadth of additive manufacturing technologies in different industries
The readiness of the different additive manufacturing technologies in relation to the technologies’ maturity and capabilities are determined. The breadth of the technology is also related to the scalability and versatility capabilities of the additive manufacturing technologies. Due to the immense advantages the different technologies provide in the field of manufacturing and production, these technologies are expected to be adopted on a wide scale in the construction, commercial and food industry
Stakeholders’ activities in the chosen industries
Many key participants in the construction, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, commercial and food industries are already innovating and implementing new processes using additive manufacturing technologies. According to the different requirements of the industries, the technologies are altered to cater to specific needs. Stakeholders are also investing money and time in R&D for developing the technologies for better performance and efficiency.
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