Small batch or customised production has traditionally required expensive tooling and long setup with a low return on investment. CNC machining, which is ideal for precision work, cannot quickly be programmed and tooling changed for new jobs.
FDM 3D Printing and Direct Digital Manufacturing however, only require an accurate file to be input to a Fortus 3D Production Printer and the necessary lead time to schedule and complete the job. This leads to immediate cost efficiency in development time, tooling time and production time.
3D Printing can produce low volume, stable, durable and repeatable parts, achieving tight tolerances in a cost efficient and timely manner.