Skill Level Intermediate
- [Joan] You've been hearing a lot about using additive manufacturing, but there's a lot to think about to get started. You'll want to know the impacts on your staff, facilities, and workflow. Maybe you've used a 3D-printed prototype, but could you actually use additive manufacturing in production? - [Rich] You'll need to know if the materials you need can be printed. Would it make more sense to try long-term production of a part or just to bridge the gap as you tool up for traditional manufacturing? You can consider having remote colleagues print what they need onsite. - [Joan] Maybe you might want to try it more slowly, starting with in-house use for tooling, jigs, and fixtures. - [Rich] We'll show you realistic applications, ranging from manufacturing 3D printers to medicine and dentistry. We'll also help you understand the costs and benefits of changing some manufacturing to additive, both initially and in routine operations. - [Joan] We're Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the co-founders of Nonscriptum LLC, and authors of many books on 3D printing and other technologies. Join us in our LinkedIn Learning course on using 3D printing for short-run production. We'll teach you the realities of this fast-changing technology today, as well as real world applications so you can start to develop an additive manufacturing strategy.