ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING

ODM Technologies

Learn more about which ODM technologies are used, their advantages and opportunities.

Introduction

Introduction to On-Demand Manufacturing: A Beginner’s Guide

Injection Molding

Injection Molding has been a manufacturing tool for several centuries but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the present state of metal injection molding (MIM) became a reality.

Binder Jetting

Binder Jetting has been a manufacturing tool since the early 1990s and has become a mainstream ODM technology over the past two decades.

CNC Machining

Computer numerical control (CNC) Machining has been a manufacturing tool for several centuries but it wasn’t until the 1950s that the present state of CNC Machining was realized.

Direct Energy Deposition (DED)

Direct Energy Deposition (DED)’s history begins in the 1920s but it isn’t until the 1990s that different companies around the world began streamlining DED processes.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Japanese researcher Dr. Hideo Kodama invented the modern approach to SLA (Stereolithography 3D Printing) technology in the 1970s and in 1986, Charles W. Hull dubbed the technique SLA and patented the technology in 1986, founding 3D Systems to bring the product to the mainstream.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

SLS has been a manufacturing tool since the early 1980s and has become a mainstream ODM technology over the past two decades.

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Inspired by Chuck Hull’s SLA process, Dieter Schwarze began working with Fraunhofer ILT from 1989-1995 to develop a new AM technology that “could make parts that wouldn’t break if they fell off the table”.

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