3D Printing in the engineering industry has enabled the development of some impressive and advanced 3D printed parts and machines that were not possible before.
This is possible because 3D printers offer a number of advantages in the functionality and fabrication of engineering parts.
Functionally, they enable engineers to manufacture parts with more complex shapes and textures. As well as enable them to control the internal composition and structure of parts. Which can result in a multitude of strength, flexibility, weight-saving and temperature control characteristics.
All these abilities give designers greater design freedom when creating their designs and ideas.
On the fabrication side, the advantages of 3D printing allow for faster fabrication of shapes, freedom from traditional manufacturing constraints and low volume production. As well as increases in efficiency and sustainability by having fewer manufacturing processes, a lack of molds and reduced waste.
These advantages can be seen in the photos of 3D printed engineering parts selected for the gallery below.