Design forAdditive Manufacturing (DFAM) has many advantages over designing for CNC machining, including opportunities for complex geometries, cost-effective iteration, weight reduction, and more.
Traditional manufacturing methods like CNC machining and injection molding have long been considered the go-to solutions for mass production. And while these methods are useful for manufacturing large quantities of identical parts, the conventional wisdom doesn’t hold up when mass customization comes into play.
At RE3DTECH, we approach 3D printing a little differently than other 3D printing service bureaus. We’re intent on helping our customers leverage industrial 3D printing for production volumes, so naturally we view the potential for 3D color printing from the lens of production.
Before getting a part 3D printed, it’s important to have a conversation with your additive manufacturing partner about quality expectations.
A number of innovative technologies are paving the way for 3D metal printing, but none are expected to evolve quite as rapidly in the next few years as binder jetting.
When we talk about specializing in prototypes here at RE3DTECH, we’re mostly referring to our ability to 3D print a functioning sample version of a final product.
If you’ve relied on traditional manufacturing methods like CNC machining for prototypes in the past, you’re probably used to getting 1-2 iterations per design cycle. Since each unique part requires new programming and setup for a machine shop, additional iterations are treated separately and carry additional costs.
Is industrial 3D printing a better fit for your part than your current manufacturing process? It could very well be—you just may not know it yet!
Topics: 3D Printing
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