Advantages associated with Additive Printing By Industry

Manufacturers

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Faster production turnaround.  Lower material costs.  Custom tooling on demand.  Easier production line setup and adjustments. No limitations in geometries.  Create parts to tolerance specifications not possible previously.  Convert manufacturing processes that historically have required multiple  machines into processes that requires just one. 


All this is possible with Additive printing.

Designers

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Shrink product development from months to days.  Work with and access concepts at real scale more quickly than previously possible.  Test manufacturability before production to preempt costly manufacturing issues.  Help sales close deals by cost-effectively and quickly producing prototypes that your prospect can actually hold and evaluate. 

Aerospace and Automotive

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Reduce tooling costs.  Reduce lead times.  Create parts to tolerance specializations not possible previously.  Create prototypes more quickly and cost-effectively.  Increase customization capabilities.  Lower material costs by reducing waste.  Reduce amount and number of parts that need to be maintained in stock.  Convert manufacturing processes that historically have required multiple machines into one that requires just one.

Biomedical

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   Significantly reduce overall patient healthcare costs while improving outcomes as a result of a new organ landscape, creation of smarter drugs, and more customized prosthetics.  Drastically reduce time and costs spent waiting on external suppliers.  Practice on 3D-printed models of the patient prior to surgery.  

Construction

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Less Material usage.  Significant standardization capabilities.  Reduce total build time.  Reduce total construction costs.

Other Business Types

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The truth is that there are very few businesses or industries that could not benefit from Additive printing.