3D printing is also called additive manufacturing. This is a process for creating 3D objects by adding layers of material in a successive manner. Plastics and metal alloys are the most commonly used materials for 3D printing. It can work on almost anything, from concrete to living tissue.
What is the purpose of 3D printing?
Optimize the creation of unitary parts as well as give the possibility of unique work. It can also be used to create extremely complex geometries.
Printing has long been used to quickly create prototypes as visual reference aids, presentation models and assembly mock-ups.
In the automotive and aerospace industries, among others, it is important that energy efficiency and emission reductions are at their best. This requires the creation of lighter parts via 3D printing.
Tools, Templates and Features
Machining devices and composite tools printed in 3D are often cheaper and faster to produce. In addition, conformally cooled inserts for injection molding can significantly reduce cycle times. The longer the mould lasts, the less it has to be reworked . Improving product functionality 3D printing removes most of the constraints imposed by traditional (subtractive) manufacturing processes that restrict creation. Artists and engineers alike can truly design the way they want.