Scenario of additive manufacturing - Scan for scope
Keywords:Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Laser Sintering, Cloud Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing is a form of Powder metallurgy but with vast difference in approach, operations and applications. Customisation drives these techniques to acquire greater importance, as they inherit more advantages then conventional manufacturing setups. The information era pips in new requirement which reaches the innovation and development functions of the organizations to respond at a greater reflex and grab the market, irrespective of the common way of order capture, which still continues to live through. Every latent and explicit data is construed to an information node and the whole manufacturing process springs to reorient itself to the tunes of the market demand. Greater strides of development in these emerging technologies is sure to change the scenario and landscape of future manufacturing machines, process and quality levels that are unheard of as now. Of course there is bound to have backlash in employment levels compared to the current intakes, but the future needs to be met with upgrades at all positions with improved skilling and newer orientation for employability requirements in the manufacturing industry. This is a review paper on the process, data, people and sophisticated assurance of 3D printing technology evolving to reach the customer, who is an end-user, nearer to the places of production.
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