Metal additive manufacturing, also known as 3D metal printing, is a revolutionary technology that allows for the creation of complex and intricate parts through the layering of metal powders or wires. This process offers a range of benefits compared to traditional manufacturing methods, including improved design freedom, reduced material waste, and faster production times.


  • Part Consolidation: Instead of assembling multiple parts, additive manufacturing allows for designing a single complex component, reducing the number of items in an assembly.
  • Reduced Tooling Costs: Parts can be manufactured directly without the need for tooling, which can significantly reduce costs.
  • Access to Complex Geometries: Additive manufacturing enables the creation of internal channels for conformal cooling, hidden features, thin walls, and fine meshes that are difficult to achieve with traditional methods.
  • Freedom from Traditional Manufacturing Restrictions: By applying new design rules, additive manufacturing eliminates the limitations associated with traditional subtractive and casting methods.
  • Lightweighting: Additive manufacturing allows for building only the required material, resulting in optimum weight reduction.
  • Customization: The technology allows for the creation of bespoke or customized items, giving companies a competitive edge.
  • Rapid Design Iterations: Additive manufacturing offers quick design iterations right up to manufacture, reducing the time to market.
  • Complementary Tool: Additive manufacturing can be integrated into current manufacturing processes, reducing steps, time to market, and cost.