3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine.
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the process of making a 3D solid object from a digital file. In an additive manufacturing process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. Psyber-Tech uses high-end desktop Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing technology to 3D print strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability possible.
Many people have heard about 3D printing and know what it is, but are unsure what the advantages are for their business.
There are many benefits to adopting 3D printing:
Create new products quickly and innovate faster by creating prototypes quicker and identifying design flaws sooner.
Collaborate on designs instantly, even across multiple locations.
Lower the cost of design by creating multiple variations of your prototypes.
Improve ideas by sharing them visually.
Win more business by modelling concepts at the start of the design process.
Reduce the risk of new product launches by creating realistic prototypes.
Start selling sooner, no need for investment in large and expensive tooling.