More and more private individuals and companies are using 3D printing. Already now, the manufacturing process has a certain relevance in our society. Many products are manufactured with the additive process. Among other things, in the field of mechanical engineering and medicine. However, there are still people who are not familiar with the term 3D printing. However, as the technology continues to evolve, this is expected to change in the future. After all, the process has a number of advantages. It can therefore be assumed that it will gradually replace conventional technologies. But that is far from the only prediction that can be made.
Due to the enormous potential of 3D printing, we are likely to hear a lot about it in the future. Many areas will change fundamentally.
3D printing as a standard technology for mass productionManycompanies have already recognized the potential of 3D printing and are using the manufacturing process for various purposes. In the automotive industry, for example, it is used in the production of spare parts. However, 3D printing still has some weaknesses. Especially in terms of mass production, the process only performs mediocre. CNC machining is preferred by many companies. This is partly due to the fact that the manufacturing process is more cost-effective for large quantities and compatible with a wide range of materials. In the future, this will most likely change.
It is likely that 3D printing will become more suitable for sheet metal fabrication and injection molding. In addition, the cost will be lower for large quantities. Once that is the case, CNC machining may be displaced.
Increase in ease of use3Dprinters are much easier to use than, for example, CNC milling. However, there is no denying that they are still quite complicated at times. Designs for additive manufacturing involve a lot of effort. Most people are likely to find it difficult to cope with. This is one of the main reasons why there is not much interest in 3D printers at the moment. Not to mention that the required software is not exactly understandable for a non-IT expert.
However, ease of use is sure to increase. Eventually, companies will try to design 3D printers for a wider audience. However, for that to happen, usability will have to increase. Otherwise, 3D printers will continue to be a foreign concept to many people. In any case, it will be interesting to see in which direction the development will go.
Innovations in 3D metal printingWhenit comes to processing plastics, 3D printers can produce excellent results. However, when it comes to other materials, many models quickly reach their limits. A good example of this is metal printing. Although metal printing has developed in a positive direction in recent years, its potential is far from exhausted. Particularly in terms of quality assurance, 3D printers have so far only been able to deliver the results that are needed to a limited extent.
However, compatibility with different materials will certainly improve in the future. After all, research is already in the process of achieving this. It is not without reason that metal printing is one of the fastest growing segments in the field of 3D printing.