A Sculpteo Guide to Cost Efficiency Through Short Series Manufacturing
New, free eBook study from Sculpteo highlights the cost effectiveness of using 3D printing as a means of manufacturing
San Francisco, November 20 – Sculpteo, a leader in the online 3D printing industry, has published an eBook study which highlights the cost effectiveness of using 3D printing as a means of manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) helps product developers get their ideas off the ground on a daily basis. However, the advantages that the technology presents are not limited only to rapid prototyping.
Advancements in pricing and online technologies include Sculpteo’s Batch Control tool
Advancements in pricing and online technologies (specifically Sculpteo’s Batch Control tool) have opened the world of 3D printing into that of manufacturing, and direct and exciting competition to injection molding, the current standard in manufacturing.
As noted by Sculpteo’s CEO, Clément Moreau, “Ordering multiple objects directly on our website turns 3D printing into a real manufacturing solution. By making it cost-effective for people to order higher volumes, Sculpteo is taking 3D printing beyond prototypes and on-demand manufacturing and into mass-production.”
Sculpteo sought to confirm Moreau’s intuition and began A Sculpteo Guide to Cost Efficiency Through Short Series Manufacturing.
Comparing the price of objects printed through SLS to injection molding
The free eBook study examines the material properties of objects printed through SLS as well as an explanation of the process.
The study then goes on to compare the price of objects printed through SLS with injection molding under the following criteria:
– the number of units produced
– the volume of the object
– the complexity of the object’s design.
The study confirms that 3D printing is an economically viable solution for manufacturing, particularly for objects with complex design features. It presents designers and product developers with a new mode of accomplishing and designing their product’s objectives.
Currently, 3D printing does not offer a replacement for injection molding; however it does provide an additional, financially attractive option for manufacturing. The study is meant to offer businesses of any size the knowledge to successfully design and produce their objects.
The study is available at: http://www.sculpteo.com/en/get_3dprinting_ebook/
Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris. They offer on-demand 3D printing of individual products as well as short-run manufacturing. They have 45 materials, colors, and finishes available, plus superior file analysis and repair. Their factories use only professional printers and provide fast turnaround with worldwide delivery. Sculpteo was founded in 2009 by Eric Carreel and Clément Moreau. For more information visit: www.sculpteo.com