By Charlie Wood, manager of computational engineering at Fast Radius
Most readers are likely well-acquainted with additive manufacturing – as a rapid prototyping tool, at least. And while many companies believe and perpetuate the myth that AM is only a prototyping tool, innovators in a range of markets (for example, aerospace, healthcare, consumer goods and more) are already using AM for production-grade manufacturing when design, performance and cost factors align.
Exploring AM as a means of production opens up design and performance possibilities simply not possible with CNC machining, urethane casting or injection molding. This article will cover how organizations can:
- Identify if there’s a strong business case for switching to AM for your part or product.
- Leverage design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) principles for a seamless transition from rapid prototyping to rapid production.