The article touches upon the innovative additive manufacturing and the prospects for its development in Russia and abroad. The main attention is paid to the method of additive manufacture based on the use of laser sintering metallic powder material (selective laser melting). The authors identified the main perspectives of the development of methods and trends in the industry today. The article suggests the possibility of the development of technology using multi-material powder foundation and formation of multi-beam processing.
Keywords: development prospects, advanced additive manufacturing, selective laser melting, mechanical engineering