August 2019 archive

The Future of 3D Printing Australia

What is the best way to describe the 3D printing Australia industry? It is an unstoppable force, something you should reckon to for various needs. It is not a very long time ago when the limited output and the printing speed of 3D printing machines worked to its disadvantage because it made it suitable only for rapid prototyping. 

Over the years, these 3D printing machines will find themselves right at the core of many full-scale production capabilities in many different industries. This would have to include fashion to health care, even from aerospace to automotive. The concept of manufacturing that we are used to having in mind, as we know, is bound for some good changes and will never be the same.  

This kind of change we are referring to did not happen overnight. It took many years and years of innovation for this industry to arrive at the precipice of the industrial revolution for 3D printing. With all the milestones that have been happening in material capabilities, printing technology, and speed now coming in aligned with each other, all these factors combined will help in ushering a new era for this industry.  

Alongside all the investments being made and the stiff competition currently happening in the 3D printing industry,  it is highly anticipated that these new set of additional capabilities will significantly help giving new form to custom manufacturing. But here is what industry experts are saying now, the 3D printing space is yet set for another tipping point, and here are some of the things they pointed out.  

Direct-Metal Printing Innovations

Beautiful changes have been taking place in the direct-metal printing space, it is now more capable and the speeds are getting faster. These milestones can be attributed to the many new technologies that are coming into play. 

Additionally, the choices of metal alloys that can be utilized for 3D printing purposes is on the rise. The alternative medium for 3D printing Australia that is gaining more interest each day due to the exceptional performance characteristics that they are known to display. 

The manufacturing sector, in particular, can get complexity and high-performance lightweight that are just way too impossible to achieve with just the use of existing manufacturing processes and traditional designing concepts. Just imagine what you can accomplish with the help of these changes, mechatronic and automotive industries will become available for production at a cheaper cost. 

If you need to get some repairs done on your car, you can access a fuel-door hinge or shift knob that is inexpensively printed. As for aerospace engineers, they can still make use of the same technology in producing jigs, fixtures and what not for spacecraft application and use. Truly, the implications we are seeing here is simply staggering. 

Even more interesting here is that fully automated, direct-to-material printers can be essentially considered as an entire factory wrapped in a box. With material replenishment and automated parts changes, it would be easier to operate around the clock, in the most literal sense.