Technologies for metal additive manufacturing

Among novel additive manufacturing technologies the metal based ones are growing at faster rate than the others.


The rationale of this tendency will be presented and discussed facing also a few positive side effects in the industrial organization and in the environmental footprint that sometimes are underestimated.


Trends in the evolution if this technology will be presented and justified together with the integration with the existing manufacturing technologies.


Outstanding examples of the applications of this technology will be presented and discussed, Cost issues will be addressed as well .