By Amanda Waltz, NEXTpittsburgh
The term “disruption” usually carries a negative connotation, except when it pertains to additive manufacturing, a process that layers material to form a three-dimensional object. Also known as 3D printing, the ever-expanding and evolving area has pushed various industries to come up with new ways of thinking, designing and producing.
“Additive manufacturing is a disruptive technology in a lot of ways,” says Debbie Holton, vice president of events and industry strategy for SME, a Michigan-based organization that promotes new approaches to manufacturing. “There are a lot of really great applications where you’re creating design features you can’t create otherwise.”
That disruption will be on full display when SME presents the RAPID + TCT trade conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center[…]