3D printing injects fresh impetus into traditional manufacturing

3D printing breaks through the familiar and time-honored traditional manufacturing limitations. The advantages of 3D printing are: manufacturing complex objects without increasing costs; product diversification without increasing costs; no assembly required; zero-time delivery; unlimited design space; zero-skill manufacturing; Space-saving, portable manufacturing; reducing waste by-products; materials…

What is 3D printing? 3D printing service is a kind of rapid prototyping technology, which is a technology that constructs objects by layer-by-layer printing based on digital model files, using adhesive materials such as powdered metal or plastic. 3D printing is usually achieved using digital technology material printers. It is often used to make models in the fields of mold manufacturing, industrial design, etc., and then gradually used for the direct manufacturing of some products…

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3D printing and rapid prototyping breaks through the familiar and time-honored traditional manufacturing limitations. The advantages of 3D printing are: manufacturing complex objects without increasing costs; product diversification without increasing costs; no assembly required; zero-time delivery; unlimited design space; zero-skill manufacturing; Space-saving, portable manufacturing; reduced waste by-products; unlimited combinations of materials; exact physical replication.

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The birth of “3D printing” has brought new opportunities to the traditional manufacturing industry. The digital manufacturing model represented by 3D printing technology is considered by the British “Economist” magazine as “the most iconic production tool of the third industrial revolution”. However, it should be emphasized that 3D printing is not suitable for mass production. The unit price of producing 1 piece is close to that of producing 10,000 pieces, and it will not cause too much impact on traditional mass-produced products. And mass production is what “Made in China” is good at. 3D printing technology does not pose any challenge to traditional manufacturing, and the so-called “challenge” seems to be just a false proposition, and it is not worth worrying too much.

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For mass-produced ordinary consumables, it still relies on mass production. 3D printing or cnc machining aluminum will not completely replace molds, but will only accelerate the pace of upgrading in the mold industry, making it simpler, more convenient, faster and more practical. For high-end industrial products, materials and craftsmanship are the core competitiveness, and the time cost is often greater than the labor cost.

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Compared with traditional manufacturing technology, 3D printing technology is a major technological revolution. It can solve the technical problems that the traditional manufacturing industry cannot solve, and will play a positive role in promoting the transformation, upgrading and structural adjustment of the traditional manufacturing and china metal laser cutting industry. However, the batch, large-scale and lean production that traditional manufacturing is good at is precisely the shortcoming of 3D printing technology. Therefore, 3D printing technology itself cannot replace traditional manufacturing, nor is it to replace traditional manufacturing, but to inject fresh impetus into the innovative development of traditional manufacturing.