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3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Technologies, Rapid Direct Metal Applications

Immerse Yourself in a 3D World with SME

Emerging 3D technologies are allowing manufacturers to increase speed to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, lower emissions, eliminate costly tooling, and create products and geometries that couldn’t be created before. These benefits are at the heart of every step forward in medical technology, and every breakthrough in the automotive and aerospace industry.

To make the most of this exciting technology, make the most of SME — the definitive industry source for additive manufacturing knowledge, experience, education, and connections.


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As the technology advances in additive manufacturing, users need a better way to evaluate the feasibility of producing additively manufactured parts amidst the constantly changing field of machines, materials and processes. SME and our partners through ITEAM are building a new AM Rapid Virtual Evaluation Platform, SAM-CT, that will answer the million-dollar questions:
  • Can I print it?
  • Should I print it?
  • What’s the best machine, material and process for a particular part?