3D Printing vs. Additive Manufacturing

Four 3D printed tooling blocks with "Marando Industries" in blue on top of the metal. They are on top of a greaser table and have tubes coming out of the tooling that feed grease into a part that goes in the middle of the four 3D printed tools.

Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing?  Both terms describe the use of digital data and 3D-printers to produce a solid object, one layer at a time. Technically, the terms ‘Additive Manufacturing’ and ‘3D printing’ describe the same process. The principal difference arises from the term ‘manufacturing’. It implies the item is…

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