Industry News

Advantages of 3D printing technology in industrial applications

2021-01-25
Where is the application of 3D printing technology in the industrial field? Today in the digital information age, people's cognition of 3D printing technology is no longer unfamiliar. The combination of 3D printing technology and industry can not only improve product quality and production efficiency in the industrial field, but also reduce the cost of industrial product design and development, which complements each other.

Provide more verification and optimization opportunities for the initial stage of product design.
In the early stage of product design, sample opening is an indispensable step. For example, after continuous improvement and research, a new product has been designed, and it needs to be taken to a mold factory to open a mold to make a finished product. Generally speaking, mold factories are mass-produced, starting at least 100 pieces, which is not necessary for so many finished products during product testing. If you only make a single product, you need the mold factory to open the mold separately for you, and the cost of opening the mold separately is higher. Therefore, whether it is mass production or individual mold opening, the cost is not economical for the initial design of new industrial products.
However, 3D printing technology has a low production cost due to the principle of rapid digitalization. As long as you provide digital files, connect the 3D printing equipment to the computer, and add consumables (such as metal, ceramics, etc.) required for the finished product, you can generate the finished product. The initial stage of cost development provides more opportunities for verification.

Control the cost of manpower and material resources for industrial production.
Nowadays, people's living standards are constantly improving, and the demand for new things is getting higher and higher. New products must continue to increase the speed of coming out and shorten the time from R&D to production to meet people's ever-changing needs. The traditional production process requires a lot of manpower, such as designers, production personnel, testers, and product handling, etc., all of which need to be completed by dedicated personnel, otherwise the progress of the project will not be able to keep up.
Compared with traditional production equipment, 3D printing technology has a shorter construction period and a more adequate use of consumables. Coupled with the advantages of simple and easy operation of 3D printing equipment, it has been directly introduced and put into use by enterprises, governments, universities and other institutions. While shortening the new product research and development cycle, it also saves the manpower for product transportation from the manufacturing plant to the research and development center. Effectively control the manpower and material costs of industrial design.

Provide product confidentiality protection for industrial design.
Before 3D printing technology has been widely promoted, the production of industrial design samples needs to be sent to a special production factory for production. This inevitably prevents the delivery of design manuscripts, design data, etc. to the production manufacturer, which causes the original product to be The third party knows. Although confidentiality agreements are often signed, the more people who see the design samples, the greater the possibility that their design ideas will flow into the market in advance.
Now, enterprises and scientific research institutions are increasingly aware of intellectual property rights and attach great importance to the issue of infringement. Nowadays, many scientific research enterprises and institutions at home and abroad have set up their own rapid manufacturing centers. By borrowing 3D printing technology, they can produce finished products independently, avoiding the problem of finding a foundry and leaking secrets.
3D printing technology is widely used in the design and production of industrial fields. With the continuous optimization of 3D printing equipment parameters, the density of printed products is getting higher and higher, the accuracy is getting higher and higher, and the work efficiency is also continuously improving. While satisfying the production of single products, it is also realizing batch 3D printing production. From the product design stage to the product production stage, it can be said that 3D printing technology is promoting changes in the industrial design model...