What Limits The Development Of 3D Printing?

- Nov 15, 2018-

Despite the powerful implementation of 3D printing, this does not mean that it can replace some of the manufacturing technologies that are now widely used. For example, in the manufacture of industrial parts molds, although high-strength engineering plastics are used as printing materials, molds manufactured by 3D printing technology may be rapidly damaged in parts manufacturing due to various factors such as thermal cycling. The cost of production is correspondingly increased. At the same time, due to the feature of layer-by-layer molding, the surface of the mold may be jagged on the edge of the step, which makes the printed mold need secondary processing, which increases the cost in production.


In addition to industrial manufacturing, 3D printing has encountered many obstacles in other industries. Although the technological development in recent years has made this technology a fly-by growth, it has not yet reached the high requirements required by some industries in terms of manufacturing precision, strength, and texture.


The gradual development of technology is making people see the bright spots of 3D printing technology, but due to the asymmetry of current technology and the ideas we want to achieve, this technology has not really approached us. However, in the blue ocean of the 3D printing market, there have been a number of companies that have been exploring this field. In recent years, major chemical giants have injected a new force into this market, or launched new technologies in this field, or mergers and acquisitions of professional manufacturers that have been immersed for a long time. The entry of this stock force will promote the advancement of technology, making 3D printing widely used and entering our lives. 3D printing, the future can be expected!