Additive Manufacturing (AM) has historically been closely associated with rapid prototyping applications, which continues to be an important use of AM, but in more recent years, companies have found new AM applications throughout the value chain.
Download this Deloitte whitepaper, part of a series on additive manufacturing, to understand:
- The differences among non-AM or traditional Product Design and Development (PDD), Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Digitally Optimal Design (DOD) and the impact of each approach on your design and manufacturing processes
- How using AM for rapid prototyping helps you to compress product development cycle times, reduce costs, enhance the final product's quality and design and better communicate with key stakeholders
- How designing and prototyping for full AM production with the more emergent concept of Digitally Optimal Design allows for design freedom and simplified manufacturing