3D Printing Applications for Production

3D printing is starting to evolve from a prototyping technology into a production technology. It's what’s called a bridge-manufacturing technique, a means of making moderate quantities of parts to go into real working products. Bridge manufacturing lets OEMs bring designs to market faster and modify features to customer demands before finalizing tooling to make the best part iterations in bulk.

Sometimes called pilot or rapid manufacturing, the technique potentially lets OEMs get new versions of products into production without tool changes for every design modification.

Read more about the 3D printing technologies associated with Production (End-Use) Parts:


Below is a chart showing which 3D printing technologies apply to various applications:

3D Printing Technologies

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