Companies across aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer goods, medical, and more are adopting digital manufacturing tools to take steps towards the promise of Industry 4.0. 3D printing is a catalyst for efficiency, giving staff from production engineer to machinist the tools to tighten supply chains, improve production, and get to market faster—saving hundreds of thousands of dollars and weeks to months of time along the way.
Learn how companies like Tesla, General Electric, and Dyson are adding 3D printing to their toolset, and find opportunities for additive technology in your own production environments.
Value Across the Supply Chain
Advancements in 3D printing have unlocked a broad spectrum of production applications. Powerful desktop 3D printers and resilient materials open opportunities for producing high precision, functional 3D prints that can stand in for final parts, and stand up to the rigors of the factory floor.
Prove ROI in Months
Bringing 3D printing in-house can quickly save significant time and costs compared to outsourcing or using traditional manufacturing methods.
Understand the costs of 3D printing and how to effectively compare to alternatives: use this interactive tool to calculate your own ROI.
Calculate Your ROI
Pankl Racing Systems significantly reduced lead time and costs by 3D printing custom jigs.
- 3D Printed
- 5 - 9 hours
- $9 - $28
- 5 - 9 hours
- CNC Machined
- 2 - 3 weeks
- $45 - $340
3D print parts in-house to accelerate and reduce iteration costs, tighten feedback loops, and validate part design and manufacturability to get ahead of potential supply chain delays.
3D printing has become a priceless tool in our toolbox. It’s kind of a cliché, but it’s really allowing all of us to think completely outside the box.Guido JacquesVice President of Operations
A&M Tool and Design
Jigs and Fixtures
Reduce costs and increase agility by bringing jig and fixture production in-house with no minimum order quantities, no toolpath programming, wide material selection, and low capital equipment costs. Continuously improve products and respond quickly and effectively to issues on your manufacturing line with jigs and fixtures that improve assembly or QA processes.
White Paper: Designing 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures
Build custom tooling that stands up to the rigors of the factory floor, and can help solve your toughest manufacturing challenges. Validate manufacturing processes, solve DFM issues, and increase flexibility by direct printing of tooling for applications ranging from injection molding to CNC tube bending.
White Paper: Injection Molding from 3D Printed Molds
By outsourcing to traditional machining service providers, we would have had to wait six more weeks before we could start production. With 3D printing, you can simply take the same design, send it to the printer, and then have the finished part ready by the next morning.Christian JoebstlProcess Engineer
Pankl Racing Systems
From a local foundry to a Fortune 500 company, 3D printed parts are reducing time- and resource-intensive steps in production processes and opening new business opportunities with the flexibility of cost-effective customization.