Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is defined as the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies.

This manufacturing method creates limitless opportunities for prototyping and one-off to medium-sized batch production. As industry trends towards lighter materials, stronger materials, quicker turnaround, and limiting resources, additive manufacturing is an optimal choice. CDME has a $3M additive manufacturing laboratory that boasts 3D printers capable of processing a range of materials.


Additive Manufacturing 3D router set up

Additive Manufacturing 3D Systems ProJet Finisher

Additive Manufacturing Afinia H800 MEM Printer

Additive Manufacturing Arcam Q10 EBM Printer

Additive Manufacturing ExOne Innovent Binder Jetting Printer

Additive Manufacturing FormLabs Form 2 SLA Printer

Additive Manufacturing SCA 3600 Support Cleaner

Additive Manufacturing UV Chamber LG Microwave

Benefits of industrial additive manufacturing

  • part consolidation and radical lightweighting concepts
  • design for physics rather than design for manufacturing
  • patient-specific medical implants
  • lower-cost products through new digital manufacturing

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Shared expertise and resources

  • Fabrication Lab
  • Additive Manufacturing Lab
  • Agile Tooling Lab
  • IC3D Printers