Digital Manufacturing is changing the way we think about manufacture as additive technologies, materials and processes mature.
Manufacturers typically rely on injection moulding processes. It’s a highly mature technology that businesses are very familiar with. However, additive manufacturing (AM) is causing companies to rethink manufacturing processes as they realise 3D printing isn’t just for prototyping.
The following shows a material performance comparison of PA12 material using injection moulding and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing. While the graph is a review of current break-even points – this is dependent on the size of the part.
AM can also be a cost effective consideration for customisations as injection moulds are costly to modify.