Using plastic additive manufacturing to prototype is just one of the helpful applications 3D printing is well-suited for in the production environment.
Plastic additive manufacturing is available in a variety of print technologies across a growing range of material options, from tough and durable nylons, to high temperature clear materials, to castable waxes and resins. The shared advantages of all additive manufacturing technologies include design freedom; production speed and flexibility; and low production costs relative to tooling.
Instead of incurring long lead times and high costs through conventional manufacturing methods, 3D printing can accelerate and secure industry leadership with better performing products, increased development agility, and an overall faster time-to-market.
The popularity of 3D printing for prototyping has made it a favorite in design and R&D labs, and the evolution of the technology has expanded its use cases to include much more. 3D printing is now a viable option for the direct production of end-use parts at scale, offering the opportunity to simplify supply chains for dramatic advantages.
3D printing strengthens production capabilities
In today’s design and manufacturing battlefield, speed and capability are everything. Success requires optimizing people and processes to enable businesses to do more, better, and faster.
Our new eBook, Plastic Additive Manufacturing for Your Production Environment, details the benefits of 3D printing across various applications in the production environment and offers valuable information to consider when evaluating the correct complete solution for your needs.
Download the ebook to learn more about:
- Addressable applications
- Innovation and timeline impacts
- Cost saving opportunities
- Real world success stories by early adopters
You may also want to reference our 3D Printer Buyer’s Guide as a companion piece to help you narrow your focus and identify the solution that’s right for you.