Additive Industries’ Ryan Kircher publishes article on ‘Re-evaluating the cost of metal additive manufacturing’

August 3, 2020

Additive Industries, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, reports that Ryan Kircher, Director of Business Development Additive Industries North America, has published an article on the company’s blog titled ‘Re-evaluating the cost of metal Additive Manufacturing’. The article explores how the use of metal AM has changed in the last fifteen years, and why now is a good time to re-evaluate the business case for metal AM in many applications.

Kircher has over thirteen years of experience in the Additive Manufacturing of medical devices and launched one of the first implantable AM medical device manufacturing facilities in the USA in 2006. Since helping medical device manufacturers gain FDA 510K clearance of implantable devices in 2009, Kircher has been involved in the development of over fifteen FDA-cleared AM medical devices.

In his article, Kircher explores the journey of metal Additive Manufacturing over the last fifteen years and touches on how the costs involved have changed, as well as investigating three key technological improvements: additional lasers, advanced optics and automation. 

Kircher’s article is available to read here.

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