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Application fields of 3D printing (3D priting)

Feb 23,21

  Application fields of 3D printing (3D priting)

3D printing is also called a "material" made Additve (Manufacturing) technology, based on the computer model based on 3 d design, through software hierarchical discrete and nc forming system, using a laser beam, hot nozzle way such as plastic, metal powder, ceramic powder, and other special materials accumulated the massive tissue bond, superposition forming, eventually create physical product Manufacturing method.

The additive manufacturing characteristics of 3D printing have given it the application potential and prospect in various industries. However, due to the different concerns and needs of various industries, the requirements for 3D printing are also different. We can take a look at the cases of 3D printing in various industries.

(1) Transportation
In this area, and more are some market-oriented enterprises, in addition to the advantage of 3 d printing manufacture technology interested in additional, at the same time also very concerned about cost, so in the field of transportation, using 3 d printing to explore and develop much more than the batch application, of course, there is 3 d printing their own cost and the influence of batch capacity constraints.For some plastic 3D printed parts, it is more used in the development and verification of some parts.

There are also a few high-end models that use 3D printed parts for customization, such as the exterior panels of the BMW Minicooper and the window rails used in the BMWi8.
In the field of transportation, for plastic parts, due to the limitations of the types and properties of 3D printing materials at present, it is more in the research and development stage to do trial production.Due to high cost and low production efficiency, metal parts cannot be used in mass production parts, so they are more limited to performance improvement parts of high-end models.

(2) Aerospace

In the aerospace field, due to weight reduction and strength requirements, the proportion of complex structural parts or large heterogeneous parts in aerospace equipment is increasing, which is the advantage of 3D printing.At the same time, in the aerospace field, the performance requirements of parts are highly sensitive, relatively insensitive to the price, but also conducive to the adoption of 3D printing technology (mainly metal 3D printing).   

(3) industrial equipment
In the field of industrial equipment, it is more common to see the core printing of injection moulds, and the parts manufacturing of some non-standard equipment, as well as the application of auxiliary tooling in production lines.  


(4) consumer goods
In the field of consumer goods, the customization advantage of 3D printing is more utilized to give products more personalized characteristics, so as to attract different groups of people

(5) Medical treatment
Medical devices, especially customized medical devices, are a field that perfectly matches the characteristics of 3D printing, and currently have a good prospect in dentistry, orthopedic implants, rehabilitation orthopedic devices and other aspects.