Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
3D printing emerged as a prototyping technology in the 1980s,
and has been rapidly evolving ever since.
The ongoing developments of the last few decades have
transformed 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing),
into a viable and cost-effective technology throughout the
production environment: from prototyping, to production
enablement, to direct 3D production. Companies that utilize
3D printing can attain and cement a leadership position in their
industry through the time, cost, and capability advancements
3D printing makes possible.
This ebook provides an overview of the 3D printing technology
and material advancements in 3D Systems’ plastic additive
manufacturing that extend the addressable range of
Published By: Autodesk
Published Date: May 22, 2017
The future of making things is here, and it is complex. Engineering leaders are under constant and growing pressure to find more innovative solutions for increasingly demanding customers in the context of an extremely competitive global market.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
In May of 2013 McKinsey & Company published their now famous report which outlined twelve disruptive technologies that would have a big impact by 2025. 3D printing was one of them and consumer products were a driving force.
In the report, they noted that, “3D printing could have meaningful impact on certain consumer product categories, including toys, accessories, jewelry, footwear, ceramics, and simple apparel.” They predicted that “global sales of products in these categories could grow to $4 trillion a year (at retail prices) by 2025.”
Today 3D CAD models are driving the world's product development processes. Finite Element Analysis, Rapid Prototyping, NC programming, Data Exchange, and other downstream applications rely to a growing extent on the direct use of CAD models to streamline processes saving time and money.
Direct digital manufacturing, otherwise known as rapid manufacturing, is a process that employs additive fabrication technology (aka rapid prototyping) to produce end-use items. Directly from CAD data, components are manufactured without molding, casting or machining. The impact of direct digital manufacturing is far-reaching, and the opportunities and advantages are extensive. This is why direct digital manufacturing is heralded as the next industrial revolution.
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