13 July 2017 9:58
Ever since the birth of 3D printing, much of the discussion surrounding it has focused on whether or not it will eventually replace CNC machining and other well-established manufacturing techniques. As the technology has slowly matured, it’s become increasingly evident that this is highly unlikely to ever be the case. Instead, 3D printing has quietly but confidently established itself as a powerful tool for rapid prototyping, custom or limited-run parts, and a select number of specialist production applications. At the same time, CNC machining’s position as a versatile and reliable ...
05 May 2017 11:09
There’s never been a better time for companies to discover the potential benefits of incorporating additive manufacturing into their range of services, or for companies who are already using this technology to explore new approaches and applications for it. While many of the key benefits of additive manufacturing are well-documented, improvements in technology, materials and best practice have revealed a number of new benefits that may not be immediately obvious. Here are six examples: 1) Reduced storage costs for spare parts In any industry that requires spare parts to be available at ...