Who is using 3D printing today?
High-resolution desktop 3D printers have made jewelry 3D printing accessible for independent designers as well as large casting houses. 3D Printing is also an excellent way for independent jewelry makers to get their own designs from mold to product.
SpaceX used 3D printing to manufacture the engine chambers for their SuperDraco engine. This decision cut lead-time drastically and took the concept from the drawing board to first firing in only three months. The engine chambers are printed using Inconel, a high-performance super alloy, and has been tested successfully dozens of times.
“Through 3D printing, robust and high-performing engine parts can be created at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional manufacturing methods,” says Elon Musk, Chief Designer and CEO at SpaceX. “SpaceX is pushing the boundaries of what additive manufacturing can do in the 21st century, ultimately making our vehicles more efficient, reliable and robust than ever before.”
3D Printing is a excellent solution for RC Parts and Components. Replacement parts,. or custom improved component to better suit the application is just a matter of finding your design (or creating your own) and sending it off the printer using the correct filament. As a RC enthusiast, you can produce unlimited spare parts without relying on external vendors.
Drone enthusiasts can develop and customize their multi-copter designs around their own specific use cases and needs
Formula 1 racing teams, and other high performance car manufacturers (e.g. Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg) uses 3D printing to manufacture metal parts that are not only extremely lightweight, but can also endure the forces of hypercar combustion and demanding racetrack conditions.
“According to engineering.com, today there are more robust technologies for automotive 3D printing, such as fused filament fabrication (FFF), which can be used not only for the production of prototypes but also for end-use parts.