Traditionally, the manufacture of parts or products is a long and expensive process. Methods like injection moulding require significant time and money to produce the required units. Thus, for the manufacture of these units to become cost-efficient, they need to be produced in large volumes. But what about companies that only need a small number […]
Additive Manufacturing Information
Akhani 3D lets forward thinking manufacturing businesses Make Possible. Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) (AM) machines are getting faster, design tools smarter and the portfolios of materials and finishes ever more suited to industrial applications. AM is no longer a trend on its way into the mainstream, it’s a serious global business. With […]
According to U.S. Patent 4,575,330 (“Apparatus for Production of Three-Dimensional Objects by Stereolithography”) — Stereolithography (SLA or SL; also known as stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion using photochemical processes by […]
The most common extrusion technology is Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). It is more commonly known as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), a term trademarked by Stratasys. TL;DR FFF Printer Characteristics Common Problems with FFF Printing Dimensional Accuracy Materials Benefits & Limitations Material extrusion 3D printing pushes a string of solid thermoplastic material (also known as filament) […]
We live in an increasingly ‘instant’ world. Instead of going to the DVD shops (or video shop, to take it back even further!), we access the movies we’d like to watch online; instead of picking up the pizzas to eat while we watch, we have them delivered to our houses via apps on our smartphones. In a world of increasingly on-demand services in the consumer realm, is a similar transformation in the pipeline for the manufacturing sector?