1. Selecting what to print
We help identify which components are both suitable and profitable to print. Since we are also the leading experts on subtractive manufacturing, such as metal cutting, we are equally expert at telling you when not to use additive manufacturing.
Is your component suitable for additive manufacturing?
Here is our checklist for additive manufacuring. If a component meets any of the criteria below it is likely to be a good candidate for printing.
- Complex shape
- Expensive material
- Low weight is essential
- Revolutionary design
- Individual variations (tailored)
- Spare-part (to reduce lead-times, inventories and Net Working Capital)
- Potential to merge sub-parts into one component
- A need to reduce assembly time/increase productivity
- Smaller series