The Technology Development and Application Trend of Additive Manufacture
Additive manufacturing rises sharply in the third industrial revolution as the new manufacturing process of the digital manufacturing enable to generate the product that can’t be accomplished by the traditional method. In addition, through the digital model file, it can efficiently demonstrate the design concept to achieve the demand for a customized product. ASTM, an intentional organization has categorized additive manufacturing into seven groups, where each have their own materials for development and application markets according to the technological theories. This technology has been employed in a wide spectrum of areas from the preliminary application, such as architectural, medical /dental, aerospace, electronic industries, to the biological medical application in the future. Although the production costs and throughput of additive manufacturing can be better improved, the customized mass production is the direction for future development.