It has been quite some time since the wide array of business industries started their use of 3D printing Perth for a range of end-use parts. At one point in time, 3D printing or sometimes other people refer to it as “additive manufacturing” or AM, is confined to the creation of rapid prototype designing only. 

But eventually, due to the concerted effort to expand the practical applications of 3D printing services, it has now permeated the production process in the hope of delivering a range of efficacy benefits so as to be of help to various manufacturing enterprises. 

As per 2016 PWC report on industrial manufacturing trends, it positively identified 3D printing as among the solutions that are likely to have the greatest impact in a factory setting. This development is warmly welcomed by the majority of manufacturers. 

Enterprises wanting to improve the level of productivity in their own plants can take advantage of this present “technical renaissance”. Doing so will help them compete against their rival companies and keep their competitive edge by virtue of their customers seeking their very own gains from such innovation.  

Let us now delve deeper into how the perceived benefits would apply to the core of manufacturing – production lines – by virtue of identifying  common challenges that 3D printing Perth can help resolve. 

1.  A Production Line Component is Regularly Failing

Wear and tear brought about by constant temperature-induced stress, multi-component mechanisms,  throughput, and weak weld-points – are all factors that will pave the way for a mission-critical production line parts like suction pads, grippers, or jigs, — they can be compromised. With this happening, it can lead to product quality issues or a complete failure of production. 

3D printing a section or a part to another design specification may help in reducing the number of required individual components, change the surface topography, or strengthen structures that are susceptible to breakage.

Additionally, 3D printing essential line parts can help mitigate some supply chain risks such as OEM availability or reduced turnaround times for repair, maintenance or operations parts. It will also help you avoid bulk order replacements as they can be costly to store.  

2. High Scrap Rates for Products We are Manufacturing

The vast majority of manufacturing companies want to eliminate their probability of producing defective products. They also want to ensure they only have a very small scrap rate. Process defects that occurred during normal production conditions — they are tantamount to reputational, quality, and cost loss.  They also stand against lean manufacturing principles 

While we can always include human error as among the contributing factors on various product quality issues, poor component performance, tooling malfunctions, and incorrect equipment settings are more commonly associated with such issues than with the participation of a human hand.  

These are the primary reasons why we qualify 3D printing to a position that will address them by improving product handling capabilities at each crucial point in the production process or by enhancing the performance of machinery components through redesigning.