How AM Complements Conventional Plastic Production
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Presented by: EOS
Organized by: Plastics News
Demand for custom production is growing rapidly – and not just when we talk about consumers. Manufacturers across all industries are feeling increased market pressure to create and scale production of end-use parts tailored to the individual. But it’s not just the applications that require customization – the production process itself has to be flexible enough to fit the application’s custom needs.
While the production of traditional high-value and low-volume products has started to shift to additive manufacturing (AM), most plastic parts continue to be made with traditional injection molding techniques. These techniques are ideal when the engineering and molding costs can be amortized across many parts, but forces manufacturers into a one-size-fits-all solution, incapable of economically producing custom parts at scale.
However, with additive manufacturing everything from materials and design, to process and software can be customized to meet application-specific requirements. This isn’t an out-of-the-box offering, it’s a custom solution built to fit the needs of the manufacturer, that when done correctly, is an excellent complement to conventional manufacturing.
This webinar will cover how organizations today can leverage the unique value of polymer additive manufacturing, highlighting:
• The state of today’s AM market
• The benefits of additive manufacturing
• Additive manufacturing as a production tool
• Delivering custom AM solutions
• Examples of end-use AM production parts