Addressing the Design Issues of Rapid Manufacturing
This white paper from a manufacturer that added an in-house rapid manufacturing center describes how additive technologies both complement and differ from manufacturing processes relying on CNC machining.
Renishaw, a manufacturer of measurement products that extensively uses CNC machining in its in-house production process, recently added additive manufacturing to its capabilities. In fact, the company added a “Rapid Manufacturing Centre” to one of its UK plants in order to develop its understanding of various forms of additive manufacturing. A white paper describes the company’s findings. To read what the company has written about rapid manufacturing.
DMG Mori produced the part seen in this video to demonstrate the capabilities of its new hybrid machine, which is capable of both CNC machining and additive manufacturing through laser metal deposition.
How would you make a weight-bearing manifold without machining?
After purchasing a 3D printer to solve a safety issue, turning shop Swiss Automation has found many more applications for the additive manufacturing technology on its shop floor.