Rapid Prototyping / Manufacturing

By: Richard Bergs


As little as 10 years ago, rapid prototyping / manufacturing equipment were expensive, low tolerance pieces of equipment.  The parts made from these machines were not functional, and needed to be treated carefully.


Today, a fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) printer can be purchased at the local office supply store for not much more than a high quality printer. These rapid prototyped / manufactured parts can be used for functional testing, as well as a means to make production components.


Does this mean the end for conventional manufacturing processes?


To learn more about rapid prototyping / manufacturing attend Richard Berg’s Learn @ Lunch either at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, Texas on December 10, 2014, or at NTEC in Frisco, Texas on February 10, 2015.

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