Five signs companies aren’t fully maximizing AM’s potential

With additive manufacturing (AM) as an established part of many companies’ product development and manufacturing processes, there has been a greater understanding of the technology’s technical and business advantages. With that, more users are benefiting from lighter and more durable parts, increased design freedom and on-demand part production.

But that’s just scratching the surface of AM’s potential.

There’s still room for companies to maximize the technology across their entire operations, from the supply chain and production processes to potential new markets and internal expertise. In a hypercompetitive industry like manufacturing, it’s important to leverage all the tools at your disposal.

Here are five signs companies aren’t fully leveraging AM—and tips on how they can change that.

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