3D Printing or Plastic Injection : our guide to cost efficiency
Posted By Alexia Toulmet on Nov 19, 2014 |
It’s out! We’re happy to announce the launching of our Guide to Cost Efficiency through Short Series Manufacturing.
There’s no need to prove how useful 3D Printing is for Rapid Prototyping. Or even to create customized objects. However, the advantages that the technology presents can go far beyond that.
Advancements in pricing and online technologies (specifically Sculpteo’s Batch Control tool) have opened the world of 3D printing into that of manufacturing – into direct and exciting competition with injection molding, the current standard in manufacturing.
In order to perfectly understand the main advantages of 3D Printing for short series production, we made a comparative analysis of the respective advantages and drawbacks of each technology when it comes to production. We have led our studies, depending on the following criteria:
- The number of units produced
- The volume of the object
- The complexity of the object’s design.
The study confirms that 3D printing is an economically viable solution for manufacturing particularly for objects with complex design features. It presents designers and product developers a new mode of accomplishing and designing their product’s objectives.
Currently, 3D printing does not offer a replacement for injection molding, however it does provide an additional, financially responsible option for manufacturing. The study is meant to offer business of any size the knowledge to successfully design and produce their objects.
To get a better understanding, you can easily download the guide on our website.