3D Printing Makes Everything Easier, But What Is It?
3D Printing> might not be the miracle it sounds like to the regular consumer, but to manufacturers and people working in R&D, it’s a godsend. Â Read on for more.
3D Printing might make it so you can finally receive that football you ordered through your printer, but it does make things a whole lot easier.
Built Tough with 3D Printing
Few manufacturing techniques can offer companies with boundless opportunities to perfect a product or piece of equipment such that ABS 3D Printing provides.
And while industries ranging from medical devices to consumer products have benefitted from advancements in ABS 3D Printing technology, its use in the automotive industry has enhanced innovations in design.
In one such instance, General Motors turned to AMP Research, a tier-one supplier to the automotive industry, to develop concepts for an alloy fuel door for its Hummer H2 sport utility vehicle.
According to a report, due to the design flexibility of ABS 3D Printing, AMP Research engineers could quickly provide GM with a variety of physical models of the fuel door that were easily produced with the aid of ABS 3D Printing . Getting prototypes in front of GM faster for review and approval allowed AMP to move through the design process of the fuel door for testing and evaluation much faster.
Wonder how 3D ABS printing helped?
By creating an ABS prototype, engineers could refine designs and cut time from development schedule as it now how the time to test form, fit and functions, while also exploring as many design options as they needed to meet performance specifications. The benefit is that they could readily detect flaws and take corrective steps to deliver excellence to their customer before a costly error was made. So ABS 3D Printing helped to keep the project ahead of schedule and improved the overall product development process.
3D Printing is an automatic “Hole in One” SHAPE \* MERGEFORMAT What does 3D Printingand golf have in common?
If you’re TaylorMade and pro golfer Mark O’Meara you can equate it with success – affecting both game performance and sales performance.
When TaylorMade was looking to produce a new set of irons, they turned to O’Meara and 3D printing. While the story is not recent, it is relevant as to the beneficial use of 3D printing.
O’Meara was getting ready for the 1998 Skins Game and asked TaylorMade to have the irons ready in time for him to use during the tournament. TaylorMade had limited time to test and develop its new set of clubs, but because of the availability and expediency of 3D Printing they were able to create 50 wax patterns on a 3D printer, which were then sent to a foundry for casting and finishing.
The end result: The prototype of the Firesole Tour Irons were developed on time using 3D printing, which also provided for tremendous cost-savings-and of course, O’Meara won the Skins Game.