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BENEFITS & LIMITATIONS OF 3D PRINTING



BENEFITS & LIMITATIONS OF 3D PRINTING

It is important to understand that 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology. It comes with its unique set of advantages, but also lags behind traditional manufacturing in some ways.

Here we summarize the most important benefits and limitations of 3D printing, taking into account the pro's and con's of all 3D printing technologies currently available. Use them to understand where 3D printing stands today and where it is headed in the near future.


ADVANTAGES OF 3D PRINTING

* Customization of each and every part
* Large range of (specialty) materials
* Sustainability
* Ease of access
* Geometrical Complexity and design freedom
* Risk mitigation
* Cost effective
* Single step manufacture
* Speed


LIMITATIONS OF 3D PRINTING

* Lower strength & anisotropic material properties

* Less cost-competitive at higher volumes
* Limited accuracy & tolerances
* Post-processing & support removal


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