What is Additive Manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing is a name that describes the technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer upon layer of material. You hear of the term additive manufacturing predominantly in 3D printing.
How does Additive Manufacturing work?
To create an object using the additive manufacturing process you first need the CAD data of the object someone wants to print. The software will then translate the data into a layer by layer framework for the additive manufacturing machine to follow going from data to machine very quickly.
Additive manufacturing can help you produce pretty much any geometry you want to create; it makes it easier to create small amounts of objects along with being cost and time effective.