About this product:
Thursday, January 12, 2012; Presented by: David Gurrola, GROWit
Additive manufacturing is quickly becoming more commonly used in
specialized technology applications where limited quantities of durable
precision components are needed. Imagine “printing” a limited number of
products or designing product without manufacturing limitations---all
while reducing waste and cost.
3D design and additive manufacturing will change the aftermarket
Industry in a number of ways. For one, it can eliminate the costly and
time-consuming process of tool making by producing fully assembled parts
directly from 3D CAD models. Creating hybrid tooling can duplicate
production quality for limited production runs. Additive technologies
also give designers the freedom to create with fewer limitations than
they had when using traditional manufacturing processes. 3D design
changes can be employed with complete flexibility, no wasted inventory,
and no wait time for costly tool changes.
Bringing all of the best Additive Manufacturing technologies together
allows the industry to provide customers with exactly what their project
requires, whichever Additive Manufacturing method fits best.
Today, when a customer comes to you looking for a replacement taillight
that is no longer being manufactured, you can either 3D scan that part
to save time or have a designer take hand measurements and design it in a
3D software. On top of that, if you want any design changes made to
that part 3D design engineers can make those changes and print out the
newly designed part in a few days!
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