Focus on R&D, manufacturing and industry application solutions of 3D printing equipment
Location: Home News Blogs
Table of Contents
Do you choose 3D printing or CNC to manufacture product prototypes?
admin |2022-12-30 |return to list

3D printing and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling are two prototyping processes to consider when prototyping a product to support product development, so what should you do when it comes to specific applications, especially when designs and product specifications are yet to be finalized? How to choose between these two processes? Combined with specific cases, we can understand the characteristics of the two processes.


3D printing process advantages:

1. Complex geometries can be manufactured without the use of molds, without impacting time or cost. It allows users to quickly deliver small batches of parts and to adapt to design changes with flexibility and agility.

2. Support parallel parts processing process to save time. Users can produce multiple parts within a single project, multiple versions of a single part, or multiple parts for different projects.

3. Eliminates the need to use multiple setups to manufacture parts and requires no operator supervision or intervention. After starting a job, the equipment runs until the part is finished.



Quality characteristics:

1. Materials. The 3D printing process as a whole can handle a wide range of material categories, but each technology can only handle one type of material, covering a small number of materials in the corresponding category. CNCs can machine a wide variety of materials, each of which contains many options, limited only by whether the material can be machined.

2. Material properties. After CNC machining, the resulting prototype had almost the same mechanical properties as the raw material. After 3D printing, the prototype performed similarly to the raw material. Also consider that 3D printed parts are often anisotropic due to the layered nature of the process.

3. The CNC process tolerance is smaller.

4. The surface finish of CNC is better.

3D printer brand recommendation

Harbin Engineering 3D Co., Ltd. focuses on the R&D, manufacturing and industrial application solutions of 3D printing equipment; focuses on the construction of modern, intelligent and digital industrial manufacturing scenes for 3D printing; focuses on the R&D and process development of technical equipment in 3D printing related fields. From the research and development, production and sales of 3D printing equipment, printing consumables and customized products, it has realized the vertical layout of the whole industrial chain.

Copyright © 2022 Shanghai Acme Technology Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Consult Us
Please Fill In The Following Information
+86 19958086067 Consult Us Get More Information, If You Need Help Contact Us