If you’ve ever wondered about intellectual property rights (and violations) in light of additive manufacturing, you need to broaden your horizons before you learn more.
Post-processing of 3D printed parts is still done manually, leading to labor-related challenges including quality, speed, and consistency. Here’s how Advantage Engineering tackles this with sophisticated, automated equipment.
Companies that are concerned about doing their part to save the environment must think about the materials they use when additively manufacturing their products.
Anyone who relies on prosthetics will tell you that form, fit, and function are critical to gaining back any degree of mobility. For sportspersons, there needs to be a perfect balance. It is how records are broken and medals are won.
In fact, even at the start of the 2010s, it was expected that both innovation and adoption, as far as additive manufacturing was concerned, would pick up pace – but that didn’t happen.
Hyundai realized that its teams heavily relied on traditionally made aluminum jigs – and leveraged additive manufacturing to improve their accuracy and reduce their weight.
Stryker’s Director of Advanced Operations for Additive Technology recently said that additive manufacturing provides the company with two things – design freedom and rapid concept development.
Additive manufacturing is growing rapidly according to a recent Wohlers Associates report – but there are challenges.
Learn more about CNC machining, additive manufacturing, and injection molding before selecting one of these methods for your prototype. Visit Advantage Engineering.