An article from The Wall Street Journal focusing on the ins and outs of 3D printing gives a roundabout explanation of why 3D Printing works well alongside injection molding. The general complaint about 3D printing is that is doesn’t scale well. “Manufacturers are finding that a revolutionary technology has its limits…if companies need to crank out thousands of products in a short time, traditional methods are faster and more cost-effective.”
3D printing won’t take the place of injection molding, but they can help each other immensely. While 3D printing technology is great for making the prototype, it’s limits are obvious. And injection molding can produce the scalability at the speed necessary for mass production.
Read the full article HERE.