Advancements in Additive Manufacturing of Metal and Plastic Parts and Wearable Technologies

  • ID: 4327608
  • Report
  • 15 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements in metal and plastic 3D printing, smart glasses for solving problems using an off-site specialist. The advancements include 3D printing of large metal parts, dual extrusion nozzles for 3D printing with two materials simultaneously, ultrasonic additive manufacturing of metal parts using sound waves to merge layers of metal foil, and creation of functional 3D printed parts using digital light synthesis and the CLIP (continuous interface liquid production) process.

The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software).

The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries.
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Recent Developments in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing of Large Parts
  • Dual Extrusion Nozzles for Dual Material 3D Printing
  • Remote Monitoring through Smart Glasses
  • Multimaterial Fabrication Using Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing of Functional Parts
  • Industry Contacts
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