Additive manufacturing is a truly disruptive technology exploding on the manufacturing scene as leading companies are transitioning from “analog” to “digital” manufacturing. Additive manufacturing uses three- dimensional printing to transform engineering design files into fully functional and durable objects created from sand, metal and glass. The technology creates products layer by layer – after a layer’s particles are bound by heat or chemicals the next layer is added and the binding process is repeated. It enables geometries not previously possible to be manufactured. Full-form parts are made directly from computer-aided design (CAD) data for a variety of industrial, commercial and art applications.