Unique Advantages of Subtractive Manufacturing

May 27th, 2019

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing, first started in the 1980s. Back then, it was a novelty concept reserved for advanced engineering research laboratories. In the 1990s, 3D printing made waves in the medical arena thanks to its ability to create custom medical devices. By the early 2000s, the open-source movement brought 3D printing… Read more »

Additive Manufacturing: Better than Machining?

April 25th, 2016

Additive manufacturing, the metal version of 3D printing with plastics, has been receiving a lot of attention lately. But how does additive manufacturing compare with traditional CNC machining? Additive manufacturing works by building up multiple layers, each only a few thousandths of an inch thick, until the final product is completed. It is essentially the… Read more »