Rapid Manufacturing - Including Additive & Digital Manufacturing for Short Run Production
Axis Prototypes’ extensive array of high end production systems makes manufacturing with 3D Printers a cost completive and time saving reality. Send us your 3D files today using our free online quoting tool to see if Digital manufacturing is right for you. Axis is one of the largest rapid manufacturing companies in North America. All short run production jobs by way of manufacturing with 3D printers are done in house which guarantees quality and eliminates broker markups and delays. Axis is your one stop rapid manufacturing company.
Rapid Manufacturing also known as Additive Manufacturing has two major benefits. It allows product development mangers to bridge the gap between prototype and full production should there be a need to get a product to market faster or should there be a high demand for it. Using 3D printers to manufacture parts saves considerable time and investment in tooling for production quantities typically less than 1000.
Main Benefits Rapid Manufacturing
Other benefits of Additive Manufacturing
- Bridge the gap between prototype and production
- No tooling costs
- JIT (Just In Time) deliveries
- No holding or inventory costs
- Make design changes on the fly without retooling
- Large scale marketing surveys and focus groups to better your product
- Book orders through sales teams before production begins
SLS (selective laser sintering) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) materials are a top pick for additive manufacturing applications. However, it is important to consider many aspects such as size, complexity, and quantity of parts before deciding on additive manufacturing as a viable prototype manufacturing solution. Actual production materials like Nylon 12, Nylon 11, ABS and Polycarbonate are used in for the rapid manufacturing process.