3D Printing Highlighted on National Manufacturing Day in San Diego Region

Published by , October 10, 2017 12:37 pm

(SanDiegoUnionTribune)  A new generation of sophisticated 3D printers is pushing its way into manufacturing plants. Proponents of the technology contend its speed and ability to produce geometrically complex designs hold the promise of upending the way things are made — enabling better products and mass customization on the factory floor.
As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 6, Hewlett Packard and Carlsbad-based Forecast 3D, a contract manufacturer that makes 3D printed and traditional produced parts for clients, showed off a room full of 12 new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printers in a plant tour that exemplifies 3D Printing’s move into manufacturing. Donavan Weber, co-founder and chief operating officer of Forecast 3D, pointed to one of the printers’ early creations – a piece layered with a web of complex lattice structures that spelled out a promotional message. “You see those patterns? You can’t make that any other way,” said Weber. “The speed, cost and quality — you fill the machine up with materials and in 10 hours you have products. There is no other machine like that.”  NOTE:  Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo 2017 will be held in San Diego in December 4-5.  Click here for more information and to register. 

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