Producing parts with complex geometries can be difficult—if not impossible—via traditional injection molding methods. 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) is ideal for prototyping, whereas freeform injection molding (FIM) is ideal for production. In this video, AddiFab CEO Carsten Jarfelt leads a discussion about combining AM and FIM to achieve increased agility, which allows for a greater degree of design freedom, and the ability to attain high repeatability and precision in a highly scalable process that enables manufacturers to get products to market faster, with lower startup costs and shorter lead times.
Rapidly evolving 3D printing applications are becoming increasingly fundamental to the product development process in the medical device industry. 3D printing allows for rapid prototyping to ensure that products that have been tested, evaluated and enhanced every step of the way to get to market faster and more economically. In this video, NYC-based creative and product development expert Josh White provides unique insights into the latest advanced manufacturing techniques that are changing the face of product innovation. He draws from real-life examples of his work with a range of consumer product companies to demonstrate how integrating 3D, rapid prototype and CNC technologies is providing development teams with unprecedented confidence and success rates in new product launches.