Learn why additive manufacturing is a viable alternative for short-run production. Review the benefits, costs, materials, and use cases for additive manufacturing.
- [Jaon] You've been hearing 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 a long-term production of a part or just to bridge a gap as you tool up for traditional manufacturing. - [Joan] Maybe you want to try it more slowly. Starting with in-house use for tooling jigs and fixtures. - [Rich] Ultimately how far could you go? We'll show you realistic applications ranging from manufacturing 3D printers to medicine and dentistry. We'll also help you think about some questions to ask to determine the cost 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 additive manufacturing 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.
- Analyzing your current products
- Printing with additive materials like filament
- Reducing part count
- Reducing tooling
- Molds and casting
- Evaluating the costs of additive manufacturing
- Medical and dental use cases