Alex is a Co-Founder & CEO @ 3DChimera, a Miami-based supplier of 3D printers, 3D scanners, training, support, maintenance & professional services. Alex has helped organizations select 3D printers and 3D scanners across many industries, and conducts training in these tools with technical … More »
2019 Prediction for MCADCafe – 3D Chimera
February 3rd, 2019 by Alex Hussain
In 2018 we saw a few big players start the trend toward 3D printing parts for functional end-use applications, but many smaller organizations found the available solutions limiting and usually too expensive to justify. With the emergence of SLS 3D printers at affordable price points for small and medium size businesses in 2019, we predict that functional end-use parts will finally become commonplace. SLS technology allows for super strong parts made from Nylon and Flexible materials, and virtually limitless geometry constraints due ease of support removal with this technology. Engineers and designers are finally going to have tools to unleash the potential of 3D printing, taking advantage of generative design and new finishing techniques that make 3D printed parts almost indistinguishable from those manufactured by traditional methods.
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