One thing we can always expect from huge technology shows like CES 2017 are exciting announcements on new products and materials. And Sculpteo had a big one. They are introduction artificial intelligence to metal 3D printing. They just unveiled Agile Metal Technology, an online agent-based system used to help designers and manufacturers analyze and evaluate metal additive manufacturing projects.
Metal 3D printing is becoming more and more common in manufacturing, but these types of projects tend to be extremely expensive, time-consuming, and complicated, because a part can’t be finalized without first going through multiple iterations. The Agile Metal Technology system will provide automation, management, and optimization to the complex process of metal additive manufacturing, which could help eliminate the need for making repeated parts before completing the final version.