Farm Equipment OEMs Quickly Embracing 3-D Printing

Dan Crummett
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Additive manufacturing plays a growing part in today’s development of equipment components and even the building of small consumer parts, but don’t look for dealer-made parts in the near-term.

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3-D printing, has been causing a stir in the manufacturing field for nearly 20 years, but today the computer-driven process by which parts are created by successive layering of various plastic and metal components has quietly become mainstream in the design shops of major agricultural equipment manufacturers.

Farm Equipment OEMs Quickly Embracing 3-D Printing