3D Printing

3D printing creates parts by building up objects one layer at a time. This method offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing techniques (for example CNC machining), the most important of which that apply to the industry as a whole are covered in this article.

3D Printing is unlikely to replace many traditional manufacturing methods yet there are many applications where a 3D printer is able to deliver a design quickly, with high accuracy from a functional material.

Understanding the advantages of 3D printing allows designers to make better decisions when selecting a manufacturing process and enables them to deliver an optimal product.