The old way of making things involved taking lots of parts and screwing or welding them together. Traditional manufacturing has to deal with the ever-growing demands of the world, but it has some limitation. The 3D printing is a great opportunity to overcome these restrictions.
Now a product can be designed on a computer and “printed” on a 3D printer, which creates a solid object by building up successive layers of material. The digital design can be tweaked with a few mouse clicks. The 3D printer can run unattended and can make many things which are too complex for a traditional factory to handle. In time, these amazing machines may be able to make almost anything, anywhere.
3D PRINTING IN PRODUCTION
- Low volume manufacturing: 3D printers make possible for businesses to consider short-run part production and launch new products more frequently;
- High volume Manufacturing: 3D printing is a technology that is developing and growing faster than most other technologies due to the way it can influence manufacturing processes and help businesses perform to a higher level; the whole production line can be adjusted and adapted with the speed of the printing production line.
3D PRINTING ADVANTAGES
- Reduction in Costs: creation of part products is cheaper and more accessible, 3D printers require just an operator to start the machine before it begins an automated process of creating the uploaded design;
- Reduction in Risks: the confirmation of the design avoids errors, waste of materials and money;
- Failure is cheaper and faster: 3D printers will not need to be retooled between production runs. The speed at which a 3D printer can assemble could be deemed to be slower than that of a traditional assembly line;
- Time to market: this can help companies to reduce manufacturing time from months to days while ensuring that they remain ahead of their competitors;
- Build and Grow: there are no limits when it comes to 3D manufacturing because things can be created virtually and then printed in a very short time frame;
- No limitation in geometries: every kind of design became possible and easier to construct thanks to the opportunity to do it through a computer software and then print it with a 3D printer;
- Less Waste: 3D printing will deliver a lower amount of waste than traditional manufacturing. It only uses the material that passes through the extruder of the printer and that is used for the assembly of the product;
- Less storage space: 3D printing makes it possible for goods to be made as they are sold. This means that there will be no overproduction and reduced storage costs.