What is Industrial 3D Printing?


The use of 3D printing in the manufacturing and design industry has seen exceptional growth in recent years. The rapid advancements in the 3D printing process and materials have resulted in the ability to cost-effectively manufacture end-use parts that meet or exceed the quality of parts produced by other manufacturing methods. In fact, 3D printing simplifies manufacturing services, allowing for a simple three-step approach:

  • Design

  • Print

  • Install

In contrast, traditional manufacturing methods, such as injection molding or CNC machining, require multiple steps to create a product or part, and are limited in their ability to manufacture parts with complex geometries. Because of these limitations traditional manufacturing processes can be costly, inefficient, and time-consuming, especially for prototyping or short-run manufacturing.


3D Printing Complements Traditional Molding or CNC Machining Approaches

The use of industrial 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has proven to be an excellent complement to traditional manufacturing. 3D printing, coupled with traditional approaches, offers a variety of unique benefits and cost savings being realized by an increasing number of designers and manufacturers in Canada and across the world. The additive manufacturing process of 3D printing allows designers to efficiently deliver an accurate and effective product using a sustainable process that mitigates risks, allows for creativity and freedom in design, and provides an opportunity for truly customizable product manufacturing.


3D Printing is Accessible to You

While industrial 3D printing services in Canada are still a small sector of the market, it is becoming increasingly accessible and has proven itself as a viable and effective manufacturing approach. Tempus 3D helps fill the manufacturing gap in Canada with advanced 3D printing technology specifically designed for small-to-medium run manufacturing of end-use parts. Our specialty is HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing which is specifically designed to manufacture affordable, high quality end-use plastic parts. By using the online quote feature on our website, all you need to do is upload your files and you can compare prices and order directly online.


Tempus 3D can support your next affordable, custom 3D manufacturing design project for high-performance plastic parts, using industry-leading 3D print technology such as HP Multi Jet Fusion. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your manufacturing needs.