The number of additive manufacturing applications is growing every day – from jigs, fixtures & tooling to rapid prototyping, all the way to end-use, production parts. Industrial 3D printers can produce high strength parts which are durable enough to withstand tough manufacturing floor environments, with printed parts being used to hold work-pieces, orientate tools and assist operators. The introduction of additive manufacturing has helped businesses around the world to optimise their operations and maximise up-time.
From alignment jigs for welding to customisable soft jaws designed to fit complex geometries, 3D printers are now capable of producing parts that can improve manufacturing and fabrication processes in a variety of industries. Investing in additive manufacturing either by using a printing service or by bringing machines in-house will enable you to shorten lead times, increase CNC bandwidth and reduce overall manufacturing costs.