Transformer maker uses 3D printing
“This kind of prototyping is considered more precise than traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by means of cutting or drilling. With 3D printing you just need a CAD (Computer Aided Design) plan and then layer by layer, the item is printed,” said the manufacturer.
Also referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a process that produces a three-dimensional, solid object of virtually any shape using a digital blueprint. This is realised through an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.
Additive manufacturing has been used for the past twenty years in a variety of industry sectors such as architectural modelling and industrial design.
“I was surprised at how quick and accurate the whole process was. I believe that additive manufacturing will have a positive impact on production and will definitely shorten time to market,” Steve Hughes, marketing manager of REO UK.
3D printing – your route to prototype enclosures