What is 3d Printing?

 

"It has the potential to revolutionise the manufacturing industry with its ability to produce highly complex products in a single process..."

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IT IS REVOLUTIONARY

 

3d printing is a specific manufacturing technology that differs from traditional manufacturing methods.  It has the potential to revolutionise the manufacturing industry with its ability to produce highly complex products in a single process, and to produce them with a high degree of ever increasing speed and with an ever increasing array of materials.

 

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3D PRINT TECHNOLOGY

 

3d printing is new(ish) technology

The 3d printing process was invented in 1986 however, it is only now beginning to gain widespread media coverage and so is considered by most to be “new” technology.  In reality the quality and speed of the equipment, as well as the range of materials available to be printed has slowly been increasing over this time period, which has made the process more commercially viable in recent years.

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THE BIG ADVANTAGES

 

The 3d printing process is extremely effective in situations where the batch size is low and/or the design complexity of the component is high.