Industrial companies are many times confronted with creating special-purpose parts in short-run productions. The production of small runs are often not cost effective with manufacturing requiring tooling. Additive Manufacturing provides industrial companies with new opportunities for tool-less production methods.
Tool-less additive manufacturing is a cost effective solution for production of small quantities. One other advantage is the practically unlimited availability of spare parts, which can be manufactured as and when they are needed.
Responding quickly to changing parts geometries before the start of production involves a lot of work and costs. Industrial additive manufacturing gives designers maximum freedom to design for greater material efficiency than machining methods.