Why 3D Printed Parts Are Perfect For Custom Equipment

How to Get Low Volume Parts Faster and Cheaper

Innefficient Business​

When an engineer needs a fixture or prototype, it takes at least 4 weeks. If they need it faster, it’s going to mean a bribe to the machinists to get it done on time. There’s always a backlog of jobs that makes process engineers wrestle with one emergency after another. Future product development has slowed to a halt, as all hands are on deck just to tackle the current workload. They’ve tried hiring more people to keep up, but with unemployment at a decade-long low, it is nearly impossible. The backlog of jobs is making customers increasingly more upset. Late delivery penalties are eating away at the bottom line.

High-Efficiency Business​

Uses their production equipment and talented machinsts’ time effectively. Production does not have to pause to make a jig or fixture, and operations run smoothly. The 3D printer that makes fixtures to improve process times means their operation is always improving.

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Produce Parts Quickly

Make Custom Parts Affordably

How Can I Benefit From 3D Printed Parts?

If you need a one-off or low volume part, chances are you can get it faster and cheaper with 3D printing, compared to machining it in-house or outsourcing. Here are 5 ways 3d printing can be used instead of traditional manufacturing for custom equipment makers.

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Custom equipment manufacturers serve a diverse set of industries. However, custom parts are always difficult to source in a fast and affordable way. When parts can’t be purchased off-the-shelf in relatively small volumes, 3D printing is a great alternative to more traditional methods.

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