It’s not difficult to get started with 3D printing. Regardless of component requirements, there’s likely to be a combination of additive materials and production processes that will fill the bill. Industrial-grade 3D printing systems have a breadth of capabilities, offering a range of metals, plastics, and polymers that can provide smooth, high-precision surfaces as well as flexible, multi-material parts.
Understanding 3D printing’s tradeoffs
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become nearly as diverse as conventional production techniques, with many options that meet a broad range of requirements. Here’s some guidance in answering a few common questions.