- August 26, 2014
- Posted by: Cheryl Rybka
- Category: Blog
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.