News

News

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

Date: 2018-12-24
Views: 211

With a plethora of companies using additive manufacturing in their production process, we want to identify industries that we believe benefit most from additive manufacturing. By looking at these industries, it’s easy to understand how and why 3D printers are changing manufacturing as a whole.


Aerospace

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

The aerospace industry has some of the highest standards in part performance. Aerospace parts must withstand extreme temperatures and chemicals while being subjected to repeated loading, all while remaining as light as possible. Individual part failures often result in full system failures on aircraft carrying lives and cargo — so failure is simply not an option. Since part precision is critical for aircraft, aerospace engineers have taken to 3D printing inspection tooling to reduce costs for low-volume parts.


Automotive

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing


The automotive industry has been charging ahead with additive manufacturing, with high-profile companies such as Audi using 3D printers. It’s not just the Audis of the world are using 3D printers — everything from race car teams to sub manufacturers (OEMs) for each car manufacturer are utilizing 3D printers. The real value in 3D printed parts for automotive manufacturers doesn’t currently lie in printed parts going on cars, but instead for the tooling and fixtures that aide the manufacturing process. The most common parts printed by automotive manufacturers are fixtures, cradles, and prototypes, which need to be stiff and strong, and durable. It’s also not unheard of for some to use 3D printers to fabricate replacement parts for centuries-old cars. This ensures there are enough pieces to service legacy cars as well as standard maintenance, repairment, and operations.


Manufacturing

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

From jigs and fixtures all the way to end-of-arm tooling, 3D printers are completely turning the decades-old manufacturing industry on its head. Companies are able to create custom, low-volume tooling and fixtures at a fraction of the traditional price, giving designers and engineers more time to spend on revenue-generating parts. Small manufacturers get the same advantages with a 3D printer as giant, global manufacturers, to improve and expedite processing while mitigating downtime. Companies are also able to have more creative freedom while saving on labor costs and time. Metal fabrication company Lean Machine, for instance, has approached 3D printing with a design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) approach, saving them upwards of $4000 per tool.


RoboticsIndustry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

From customizability to reduced weight, the factors that make successful robotics parts match well with 3D printing capabilities. Parts like grippers and sensor mounts are expensive to fabricate and need to be custom designed for different uses. Robotics engineers utilize 3D printers for end-of-arm tooling and end-use parts, from gripper fingers to entire robot components to reduce the weight of the overall product to ensure the tools can move faster and carry heavier items. Instead of paying large amounts of money for a non-customized design, Markforged 3D printers allow robotics companies to design and fabricate light, complex parts such as end-of-arm tooling at a fraction of the cost. Haddington Dynamics, for example, is utilizing its four printers to create 3D printed robot arms for NASA and GoogleX for 58% less than traditional manufacturing.


Education

Industry News | Five Industries Utilizing 3D Printing

As the 3D printing industry grows, educational institutes are rushing to make sure they stay on the cutting edge of the new technology for research and education purposes. From professors printing parts for educational tools to convey the lesson plan to PhD students utilizing the printers for research, 3D printers serve a variety of purposes in colleges. Colleges like Purdue University in Indiana have taken a great interest in teaching its students about emerging additive manufacturing materials and technology. ‍


Via: https://markforged.com/blog/five-industries-utilizing-3d-printing/

News / Recommended news More
2020 - 07 - 02
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology that is best suited for making customized parts that are tailor-made for specific geometries and specifications. In situations where a person has faced severe injuries whether from accident or military action may require reconstructive surgery for getting back to normal life. In such situations, such parts can be reconstructed using titanium or stainless...
2020 - 07 - 02
Recreating Damascus steel remains a holy grail of materials science. The exact process and alloys used are long ago lost to time. At best, modern steelworking methods are able to produce a rough visual simulacra of sorts that many still consider to be pretty cool looking. Taking a more serious bent at materials science than your average knifemaker, a group of scientists at the Max Planck institute...
2020 - 07 - 02
The BMW Group has opened a new €15 million additive manufacturing facility which is designed to “industrialize 3D printing,” and shorten production times across the company.  Based in Munich, the campus will bring BMW’s prototype production, series parts manufacturing, research into new 3D printing technologies, and training, together under one roof. The centre will also house around 50 ...
2020 - 06 - 24
By controlling the speed and power of lasers used in 3D printing, a research team in Switzerland reports a method to create novel metal alloys with complex, tailored geometries and functionality.In a proof-of-concept study that the researchers say may be applicable to a range of metal alloys, they used additive manufacturing (AM) to make a 4×4-mm piece of steel alloy with a chessboard pattern...
Share:
Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Branch 
Tel: 4000 778 909 
E-mail:irisexpo@163.com
Guangzhou Branch
Tel:020-8327 6389
Email:pmchina@unifair.com
PM CHINA Official Website
犀牛云提供企业云服务
Scan the QR code to visit the official website by phone