Some people might have heard of 3D printers, but they don't understand clearly what a 3D printer is. 3D printer technology is a part of additive manufacturing technology and has been around for the past three decades. For more details, read more information below:
What is Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing technology has been around for a long time and has several sub-technologies ranging from 3D printing, direct digital manufacturing (DDM), and rapid prototype manufacturing. This technology has been used in several sectors ranging from the retail industry, manufacturing industry to fine arts.
How Additives Manufacturing Work and Processes
How additive manufacturing works is indeed very different compared to the traditional manufacturing process. The process in additives manufacturing is more focused on adding new materials compared to removing materials. Furthermore, the traditional manufacturing method is generally done by changing or carving raw materials and forming them by removing parts of the item into the desired shape.
On the contrary, the additive manufacturing method is very different or we might call it the opposite of the traditional method. The production process in additive manufacturing is done by adding thousands of small layers which are combined to produce finished products. The manufacturing process requires a computer and special software called CAD that provides information to the printer about the shapes and layers that will be made.
The cartridge that will be used in the production process uses various materials according to production needs. During the production process, layer after layer will be printed.
Benefits of Additive Manufacturing Technology
Apparently, additive manufacturing technology can produce products with a more personal and unique form. Furthermore, additive manufacturing technology can produce more design and production of goods that cannot be made with traditional manufacturing technology
For example, if you have a hollowed shape glass and it will be difficult to produce it in a factory. it can be produced with additive manufacturing technology. The advantage of the production process in additive manufacturing technology is that the process tends to be faster if it compared to traditional manufacturing techniques.
Furthermore, the advantage of additive manufacturing technology is that it saves more money because the revision process can be done faster without having to reproduce a new design. Furthermore, design changes can be made with the old design by replacing it with the software on the computer.
How ERP System Can Help Additive Manufacturing?
It turns out that an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system can help the production process in additive manufacturing. In an ERP system, there is data management that can track your products from raw materials, production processes to shipping processes.
The ERP system serves to predict future orders, so the company can prepare the stock well. Moreover, an additive manufacturing technology that is supported by an ERP system can make companies inspect machines in the production process. The ERP system can facilitate the production process in additive manufacturing technology.
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