Additive Manufacturing is a process of creating three-dimensional objects from a digital file. It involves the use of specialized machines to layer materials such as plastic, metal, or ceramic in successive layers to form a physical object. Additive Manufacturing is used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer products. It is a cost-effective and efficient way to produce complex parts and components, and can be used to create custom parts and prototypes quickly and accurately. Additive Manufacturing is a key component of maintenance operations and management, as it allows for the rapid production of replacement parts and components, reducing downtime and increasing efficiency.