Benefits of using Additive Manufacturing
Introduce the flexibility of custom-made products
Gain control of waste by refurbishment
Develop design by introducing hybrid techniques ts before production.
3D printing is a rapidly developing technology that has evolved over decades. Where the first 3D printers cost as much as a house or a car. Thankfully in the last decade, 3D printers and 3D printing technology has evolved and now printers are more affordable. Users can take full advantage of an ever-expanding manufacturing solution. Creating products using 3D printing means faster production times, low start-up costs, high standard customisation of complex geometry and quick turn-around using specialised materials.
Hybrid manufacturing is a combination of subtractive and additive manufacturing solutions. Additive manufacturing is used to build products or structures and subtractive manufacturing is used as fabrication, polish and finishing.
Hybrid manufacturing offers more benefits to subtractive or additive alone. Additive manufacturing can be used to refurbish damaged or rework products adding material in specific areas. Subtractive manufacturing introduces CNC milling. It is possible to 3D print a part and finish it in one single set up. Reducing error as the part never leaves the machine.
Frequently asked Questions
Additive manufacturing is a process used to manufacture plastic and metal objects using a 3D printer.
Additive manufacturing works by using a CAD model to simulate the effects of a layer-by-layer framework that will solidify to become a finished object using a 3D printing machine.
It is cost-effective, immediate reduction on time to market, has fewer design constraints, lightweight structures and is energy and material efficient.
Autodesk has a selection of additive applications for your needs. Recently Autodesk has rebranded to create Fusion 360 with Netfabb, if you require more information then please contact the Symetri make team.