Manufacturing by 3D printing is a very interesting alternative for the production of parts in small and medium quantities.
When your needs are limited to a few hundred copies of a part, manufacturing by printing is much more advantageous than other traditional manufacturing methods.
The assembly of finished products requires the manufacture of sub-components of all kinds. In many cases, these components are made of plastic using injection molding or extrusion processes.
These processes are fast and the unit cost of each part is low, provided you need several thousand copies…
3D printing is not only practical, reliable and efficient, it will allow you to get more for your money! See the comparison for an order of 500 pieces:
Injection molding: initial tooling cost of $4500, manufacturing cost of $0.25/piece, minimum quantity per order 1000 pieces, so the actual cost of each part used is $9.50.
Extrusion: initial tooling cost of $2000, manufacturing cost of $1.00 / part, minimum quantity per order 5000 pieces, so the actual cost of each part used is $14.00.
3D printing: initial tooling cost $0, manufacturing cost $5.95/piece, no minimum quantity required, so the actual cost of each part used is $5.95.
Make the comparison by yourself and you will probably be surprised at the result.
Our machine park has more than 35 high-performance machines can print in a wide variety of plastics adapted to the most demanding conditions.