Additive Manufacturing: Short Run Production

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    As an alternative to traditional manufacturing techniques such as injection molding, additive manufacturing becomes an attractive option at quantities up to 1,000 units or even more. It can also function as a backup for making bridge parts before the regular ones are available in a manufacturing plant. This course discusses some of the key advantages of additive manufacturing, including part number reduction and thus reduced assembly time; increased reliability; backup capability in case of a part shortage; and possibly lower tooling costs. Instructors Rich Cameron and Joan Horvath also review some of the real-world manufacturing use cases where additive is cost effective and suggest which materials (filament, liquid resin, or powder) might make the most sense for your company and product.

    Instructors

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      Joan Horvath

      Co-founder Nonscriptum LLC 3D printing & tech consultants. Author Apress books, LinkedIn Learning courses. MIT alum.

      Joan Horvath is a cofounder of Nonscriptum LLC.

      Her Pasadena-based consulting and training firm was founded in early 2015 and focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Joan is an MIT alumna, recovering rocket scientist, and educator. She collaborates with her cofounder, Rich Cameron, on books for Apress, available on Apress.com, Amazon.com, and via other retailers.
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      Rich Cameron

      Rich "Whosawhatsis" Cameron is a cofounder of Nonscriptum LLC.

      Rich's Pasadena-based consulting and training firm was founded in early 2015 and focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Rich is an open-source 3D printer hacker who designed the RepRap Wallace and Bukito printers. He collaborates with his cofounder, Joan Horvath, on books for Apress, available on Apress.com, Amazon.com, and via other retailers.

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  • Using 3D printers for short-run production

    - [Jaon] You've been hearing about using additive manufacturing, but there's a lot to think about to get started. You'll want to know the impacts on your staff, facilities, and workflow. Maybe you've used a 3D printed prototype, but could you actually use additive manufacturing in production? - [Rich] You'll need to know if the materials you need can be printed. Would it make more sense to try a long-term production of a part or just to bridge a gap as you tool up for traditional manufacturing. - [Joan] Maybe you want to try it more slowly. Starting with in-house use for tooling jigs and fixtures. - [Rich] Ultimately how far could you go? We'll show you realistic applications ranging from manufacturing 3D printers to medicine and dentistry. We'll also help you think about some questions to ask to determine the cost and benefits of changing some manufacturing to additive. Both initially and in routine operations. - [Joan] We're Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron, the co-founders of…

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