Integration of smart technology in production has helped improve the quality of products, reduced wastes from manufacturing processes and hasten production cycles. Additive technology is one of the game changers in the field of manufacturing. Often, the term may appear so broad, but the basics of additive technology all point to growth of 3D printing. One of the common techniques used for additive technology having prospective research potential for the 21st century engineer is ultrasonic welding. One, because of its dominant use with thermoplastics and two as a measure in combating pollution by plastic waste. This technique uses high frequency sound waves to generate the heat required for bonding thermoplastic surfaces upon each other. The high frequency sound waves create friction on the surfaces of two different parts to be bonded, the frictional interaction gives rise to surface heating, plasticizing the surface and creating bonds. This technique is particularly important for its rapid bonding time. The key challenge is in the design of welding fixtures that can be custom adjusted to meet a variety of manufacturing industry needs. There is also the need to improve the ultrasonic generators to enable welding of thicker laminates, with a possibility to join multiple layers of material at one go. Share your thoughts and experiences with any of the additive technologies you have had firsthand experience with.