3DP 3D Printing
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
AM Additive Manufacturing
CAD / CAM Computer-aided design / Computer-aided manufacturing
CAE Computer-aided engineering
DLP Digital Light Processing
DMD Direct Metal Deposition
DMLS Direct Metal Laser Sintering
EBM Electron Beam Melting
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
FDM Fused Deposition Modelling (Trademark of Stratasys)
FFF Freeform Fabrication
LENS Laser Engineering Net-Shaping (Trademark of SNL, licensed to Optomec)
LS Laser Sintering
PLA Polylactic Acid
RE Reverse Engineering
RM Rapid Manufacturing
RP Rapid Prototyping
RT Rapid Tooling
SL Stereolithography
SLA Stereolithography Apparatus (Registered Trademark of 3D Systems)
SLM Selective Laser Melting
SLS Selective Laser Sintering (Registered Trademark of 3D Systems)
STL / .stl Stereo Lithograpic