By now we have a fairly good idea of what the BigRep PRO is capable of doing. And if your business is considering venturing into large-scale industrial additive manufacturing, the PRO is THE printer that will respond to your demands. It’s time to go a little bit technical and have some understanding of what it takes to move from desktop to industrial additive manufacturing.
More often manufacturers that are new to 3D printing use designs that are meant for traditional manufacturing technologies. To get the most out of 3D printing and achieve productivity goals, businesses have move beyond traditional designs to ones that are optimised for additive manufacturing.
In this episode of BigRep Academy, BigRep’s in-house additive design expert and Forbes Italy 30 under 30 recipient, Marco Mattia Cristofori discusses how to design large-format industrial parts, specifically how to save material when 3D printing. He talks about how small design changes can create surprisingly large efficiencies in print time, material use, and post-processing with simple considerations like part positioning and overhang angles.
There are a lot of different ways users can optimise their designs to minimise post-processing, save material, and print parts faster. BigRep says manufacturers should not be afraid to redesign features that might normally be taken for granted. Remember that design lags behind production technology, so question the necessity of any inefficiencies in designs and consider how they might be optimised with the advanced tools at your disposal.