Design for Additive Manufacture
Great 3D Prints start with Great Designs.
To get the most out of 3D Printing like light weight high strength parts you need to either design or re-design your parts for the manufacturing process you will be using (3D Printing), it is called Design for Additive Manufacture.
Different 3D Printing processes have different strengths and weaknesses, Design for Additive Manufacture exploits these strengths and minimises the weaknesses to obtain an exceptional product as an output.
Most 3D Print failures with modern 3D Printers are caused in the design process. With knowledge of the 3D Printing strengths and weaknesses, Expert Design for Additive Manufacture skills and a Wealth of Experience we are able to help you go from initial concept to prototype/product in a very short time frame, days not weeks or months.
Design for Additive Manufacture allows you to optimise your product through:
- Part Consolidation - with 3D Printing you are able to consolidate multiple parts (that had to be split up because of the manufacturing process or complexity) into a single part.
- Complex Part Design - previously impossible parts are now possible with 3D Printing. Internal cavities, complex internal ports, etc, are now possible.
- Weight Reduction - 3D Printing is an additive process which means you have to option to add material only where it is required, which equals significant weight reductions
- Waste Reduction - Unlike subtractive manufacturing, additive manufacturing only uses the material required to produce the parts which cuts down on waste material. Which is both great for the environment but also reduces part cost.
Please contact us for a chat about how we can help with your Design for Additive Manufacturing requirements.