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Merit3D secures largest 3D Print parts for adhesives technology

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3D printing offers greater flexibility and agility than traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding. It allows for rapid prototyping and production of parts without the need for expensive and time-consuming tooling. This means that Adhesives Technology could quickly produce the hangers they needed without waiting for new injection molding tools to be created, reducing their downtime and enabling them to fulfill their orders.

The cost implications play a significant role. Recreating a complex multi-cavity mold, such as the one used for Adhesives Technology’s hangers, can cost hundreds of thousands. 3D printing can be more cost-effective for small production runs or when the complexity of the design requires frequent changes or customization. By utilizing 3D printing as a temporary solution, Adhesives Technology could bridge the production gap without incurring the high costs of recreating the injection molding tool.

3D printing can be a valuable short-term solution; there may be considerations for long-term production. Factors such as material properties, volume requirements, and production efficiency could still favor injection molding once the stability of the supply chain or reshoring is achieved.

by Carolyn Schwaar
At 1 Million Parts, Merit3D to Deliver the Largest 3D Print Order Ever.

BMW manufacturing plants breakthrough in massive engine cylinder sand core 3D Printing

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In the automotive industry, advancements in 3D printing technology continue to revolutionize manufacturing processes. BMW’s innovative approach to engine production has recently caught attention, as they successfully implemented automated 3D printing for massive engine cylinder sand cores. The Challenge of Engine Cylinder Sand Cores is crucial in producing internal combustion engines.BMW’s plant has pioneered an automated 3D printing process for massive engine cylinder sand cores.

Benefits for Engine Manufacturing it significantly reduces production time, allowing for faster engine assembly and improved overall efficiency. Enhanced Design Flexibility and Cost Savings

3D printing enables BMW to create intricate geometries and internal passages within the sand cores. This allows for enhancing engine performance, fuel efficiency, and emission control. The automated 3D printing process reduces material waste and production costs, contributing to overall cost savings in engine manufacturing.

 By Michael Molitch-Hou.

BMW Plant 3D Prints Massive Engine Cylinder Sand Cores Automatically.