3D printing for production & end-use parts
3D printing has grown immensely over the years and is now a technology that is used for the manufacturing of high quality, easily customizable end-use parts with consistent output and optimized performance.
Using 3D printing for manufacturing end-use parts
The 3D printing of end-use parts is the fastest growing application area, with many well-know brands, such as BMW and Airbus, leading the way.
It is particularly suitable for the production of parts with complex geometries, where traditional manufacturing methods require several expensive production phases or lower volumes, or where other technologies aren’t cost effective.
OEMs utilize 3D printing for bridge manufacturing.
This allows short-run production and faster market launches, while production lines and tooling are developed for mass production.
New optimized product designs allow parts to perform more efficiently and products that traditionally require assembly of multiple parts can be combined.
Why Use 3D Printing for Mass Production?
- Budget-Friendly: Minimize costs on tooling and materials, making the most of your production budget.
- Design Freedom: Modify and customize designs easily without investing in new tooling – a designer’s dream
- Speedy Turnaround: Shrink lead times from design to final product, keeping pace with fast-moving markets.
- Sustainability Champion: By producing less waste than traditional manufacturing, you help protect our planet.
- Embrace Complexity: Produce intricate details and complex geometries – the only limit is your imagination!
- Supply Chain Savvy: With local, on-demand production, you’ll streamline your supply chain and cut down inventory costs.
- Uncompromised Quality: Enjoy high precision and consistency for each and every product you deliver.
Check out the best 3D printers for production
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HP MJF 5200
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3D Systems MJP 3600
A mostly hands-off unattended process from file upload to finished part
Markforged Metal X
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Five examples of mass production using 3D printing
When we think of 3D printing, we often think of producing one-offs, such as prototypes, or low volume production at best.
But there are certain application areas where you can use this technology for mass production.
See how IKEA, Airbus, GE Aviation, Hearing aids and Adidas use 3D Printing for mass production.
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