3D printing continues to grow as a viable and preferred method of part production across sectors. Tempus 3D can produce parts for automotive, aviation, healthcare, industrial and consumer goods, recreational products and more. Keep reading to learn more about how Tempus 3D can support the production of your next high-quality, affordable prototype or end-use plastic parts using cutting-edge technology designed for the production environment.
3D Printing for the Automotive Industry
Tempus 3D can work with you to support part production, jig-production, and spare parts and tools. One of the exceptional capabilities of 3D printing is the ability of designers to cost-effectively go through several iterations before deciding on the final product or manufacture functional prototypes to test in real-world situations. Additionally, an increasing number of OEM’s have been using 3D printing to develop end-use parts in order to increase the performance of the parts, reduce part weight, create more complex part designs, and consolidate multiple parts into a single design.
3D Printing in Aviation
The aviation industry has seen significant cost savings with the adoption of additive manufacturing. The additive manufacturing process creates savings on materials through design and engineering, that will successfully produce lightweight structures with 40-60 % less weight. Additive manufacturing guarantees maximum flexibility in production planning. Modified components, upgrades and spare parts can be produced on demand, meaning that maintaining an inventory of spare parts is not necessary.
3D Printing Industrial Goods
With increasing production costs and rapidly changing technology, industrial OEMs must constantly evolve to maintain operational agility and keep costs down. With 3D printing, design changes that would have taken months using conventional manufacturing methods can be implemented much faster, oftentimes in under a week. Manufacturers can also reduce the time needed to produce parts, bypassing time-consuming and costly tooling and assembly steps. Another advantage is that since 3D printing can produce physical parts from digital files in a matter of hours, companies can manufacture parts on demand and eliminate the need to warehouse pre-manufactured parts.
3D Printing Consumer Goods
Consumer products that many use every day are already utilizing 3D printing technology. From sneakers to eyewear and jewelry, 3D printing is quickly shifting the traditional manufacturing approach for consumer goods. Additive manufacturing provides a cost-effective product development, testing and production. Perhaps the greatest impact of 3D printing for consumer goods lies in the potential of creating personalized products, tailored to the requirements of consumers.
Healthcare Solutions Using 3D Printing
The adaptability of 3D printing makes it a logical choice for developing customized solutions, specific to an individual. Patient specific devices such as prosthetics and orthotics can be quickly and affordably produced using a 3D scan of the patient’s body to create a digital template customized to the patient. Using 3D printing, medical device manufacturers have greater freedom to design new products and can bring their products to market much faster.