Different additive manufacturing (AM) processes have different constraints that can determine how easily and consistently they can produce parts. Some constraints are universal across the different processes; some are more specific to the type of process used. At 3DPRINTUK, we specialize in powder bed fusion (PBF) processes with polymer materials.
As engineers assess how additive manufacturing (AM) can replace or complement traditional manufacturing processes, there will need to be a quantum shift in how to approach the entire design-to-manufacturing process.
That marketers increasingly use robots and automation equipment in their TV ads should come as no surprise. To them, such machinery represents the product they're selling: An automatic and simple push-button solution to the problem consumers are worried about at that moment.
Rosti Group is a global injection-molding company and contract manufacturer to some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the packaging, consumer appliances, business machines, home automation, medical and automotive sectors. Once Rosti’s engineers receive the customer’s 3D product data and specifications, the clock starts ticking. What do Rosti engineers look for in a plastic part design? What are some common ways that Rosti engineers optimize parts? What are some common mistakes that engineers make when designing plastic parts? How does the intended method of assembly influence part design? Get answers to these questions and more in this exclusive interview.
Technology innovations for products and services are advancing rapidly. But manufacturers increasingly find their product development systems are unable to support what it takes to bring these innovations to market.
In all industries, it's important to achieve alignment between the design of a product and production processes as early as possible. In the medical device sector, whether it's a dialysis machine, a knee implant, a stethoscope or a syringe, the design transfer process plays a critical role in addressing cost and quality issues.