FFF at Ford Motor Company
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Ford's effort in Free Fonn Fabrication (FFF) began in 1987 with the fontation of an internal consortium, Calp)sed of a dozen different activities, whose purpose was to evaluate and apply, where possible, this errerging tecl:mology. Each of the consortium members agreed to contribute sare rroney and, rrore irrportantly, one or rrore people to work on this project. By the following year (1988) the first rrachine, an SLA-1, had been installed at the Alpha Msmufacturing Develq:ment Center and fomed the cornerstone of the FFF Lab.