How to start a 3D printing lab? Our Ebook, including exclusive tips of 5 experts is out now!
Posted By Jessica Van Zeijderveld on Feb 28, 2018 |
‘’I think any company that needs rapid prototypes and is not satisfied with the timing or quality that they get from vendor-sourced parts would benefit from internal 3D facilities’’
-Chapman Thompson, Google.
Opening your own 3D printing lab: to actually make this step requires quite some expertise regarding additive manufacturing. One needs to be well knowledged on material resources, staff, space requirement, 3D printers, funding options, workshops, and fablabs. This Ebook will answer all your questions and remove any doubts you have about actually starting a 3D printing lab.
Why do you need to be informed about 3D printing labs?
Our reasoning behind writing this Ebook has to do with the fact that we truly believe these essential tips that were given to us can be beneficial to the 3D printing industry as a whole. Benefits of having your own 3D printing lab in general are workflow optimization, reduced labour costs and fewer process steps. Instead of letting us do the talking, we will give the word to representatives of companies such as Google, Carrefour Numérique and Techshop.
Our 5 experts and the company they represent
- Chapman Thompson, representing the Google 3D printing lab in San Francisco
- Mathilde Berchon, representing the fablab Techshop in Ivry, Paris and Lille
- Alexandre Guerguadj, representing the fablab WoMa in Paris
- Thibaud Menanteau, representing the Carrefour Numérique2 fablab in Paris
- Caryn Byllott, representing, the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC)
Cloud based solutions
Having your own 3D printing lab could simplify your workflow greatly but in order to do so, you need the right resources. A tool that will help you with this is Fabpilot, a cloud based 3D printing software solution.
Fabpilot, powered by Sculpteo is a nifty cloud-based solution for 3D printing software. It integrates project preparation, order management, order production and operations management. You will be able to manage your entire 3D printing workflow with one platform and minimize the cost and complexity of using multiple additive manufacturing software. The Fabpilot cloud software allows real-time performance monitoring and can review 3D models, select 3D printing materials, prepare printing jobs, repair STL files and optimize files for 3D printing. With industry-leading algorithms and design tools, Fabpilot has all the features you need in order to open up a 3D printing lab and to optimize it. You’ll get a complete view of all your 3D printing operations and thus respond to issues before they become possible problems.
Curious about 3D printing?
At Sculpteo, we strive to write about anything and everything related to additive manufacturing. We have our very own 3D printing blog where we write about topics concerning the corporate use of additive manufacturing, general design subjects and the latest technological advances in the 3D printing industry.
Check out our other Ebooks
Keen on reading more about 3D printing? We have other Ebooks ready for you to download and read for free right now. Fancy reading about more tips from other 3D printing experts or do you want to know more about design matters or materials? Look up our following free Ebooks:
- How to Design for Digital Light Synthesis (CLIP) technology.
- The State of 3D Printing, our annual study providing trends in the 3D Printing industry.
- The Complete Metal 3D Printing Guide
- The Ultimate Guide to Laser Cutting
- Design Guidelines for 3D Printing
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