Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Rewrite the rules of injection molding with 3D Systems thermoplastic additive manufacturing printers and materials.
3D Systems offers a wide variety of 3D printable thermoplastics, engineered for a range of applications. Materials specialists, designers, and manufacturing engineers can collaborate on getting the exact features they need for both aesthetics and function. These new design and manufacturing options open the door to improved products, new designs, new business models, and new markets. The key is to know when to use thermoplastic additive manufacturing instead of conventional injection molding.
To read more about how 3D Systems can help your business download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Mitutoyo
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Todayís factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But itís not just about the machines. Rather, people are improving machines through a true partnership that turns human experience into smarter machines.
This shift marks a re?orientation to a thought process thatís more natural to people.
After decades of working with 2D blueprints, designs and dimensioned drawings, factory intelligence leverages 3D models that are easier for people to comprehend and use. Plus, many people find more satisfaction in intelligent factory work that challenges them to manage relationships among machines, rather than repeatedly working on a single piece in a line. In smarter factories, people direct machines to adjust for shifting customer requirements and market demands.
Over the past three decades, 3D printing has developed a reputation as an essential manufacturing process for prototype parts. Create a CAD model of your design, send it to your companyís printer, and a 3D replica will be ready in hours. Yet these parts are often little more than conceptual show-and-tell models, not durable enough for long-term use, and in some cases prone to degradation by sunlight.
The winds of manufacturing are beginning to shift, however, and industrial-grade 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is now encroaching on machining, injection molding, and other conventional manufacturing processes. This white paper explores the new and existing technology leaders in this area, and assesses the capabilities of production for each 3D printing process.
Download your copy today!
Today 3D CAD models are driving the world's product development processes. Finite Element Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, NC programming, Data Exchange, and other downstream applications rely to a growing extent on the direct use of CAD models to streamline processes saving time and money.
Published By: Dimension
Published Date: Jun 22, 2008
3D printing enables designers to experiment with new ideas and numerous design iterations, while minimizing cost and time in the development process. Additionally, the models created from 3D printers allow designers to better collaborate in the design process by improving communication.