One of the fundamental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) is customization. Many of the customers and organizations we work with are moving away from previous polymer production technologies and gravitating towards selective laser sintering (SLS) because of the design freedom, elimination of tooling and molds, and competitive edge.
We see customers in industries such as dental, medical, and consumer goods leveraging polymer 3D printing with technology, such as the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis, to set themselves apart in their markets:
Panthera created a faster supply chain of fully customized, biocompatible mouth guards for dental professionals by leveraging their fully digital ‘Industry 4.0’ laboratory of 3D printing systems and SLS materials. With Panthera’s innovative approach, Dentists can now send digital files and images directly to the manufacturer, decreasing production and supply chain pain points.
Fitz Frames identified a gap in eyewear sizing for children and lack of customization for the lifestyle of younger kids. With their facial scanning app, smartphones can now create files to produce “many of one” batches of eyewear with each pair unique to the consumer – no molds required. Producing orders on-demand eliminates warehousing while delivering tailored, individualized frames for higher overall satisfaction.
If you are curious about polymer 3D printing and its production benefits, consider learning more about the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis, our entry-level polymer SLS printer. When precision is required, this is my go-to system.
For more information and to connect with me on your next polymer AM application design, contact Additive Minds.