Metal fabricators and job shops rely on machine tools that run the gamut in terms of age, capability, scale, and cost. From 5-axis machining centers to deburring tools, it takes all kinds of technologies to complete a job on time and on budget.
While polymer-based 3D printers
may not be the first solution that comes to mind when determining where to invest next, falling machine costs and improved material properties are leading more and more metal fabricators to integrate technologies like desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing into their prototyping and production environments
Continue reading to learn more about opportunities to increase operational efficiency and reduce the costs of outsourcing parts like jigs, fixtures, and tooling by leveraging 3D printing across the supply chain, from pre-production
to end-use parts
, or watch our webinar to get an in-depth overview.