• 15:55-16:20

3D printing for mass production - possibilities and limitations

  • Ron Klauss MSc
  • RP2industrial BV

In order to show the current status of 3D-printing, for several automotive parts a comparison is made between injection molding and 3D-printing in plastic. By practical calculations it will be made clear in which cases and under which circumstances 3D-printing will be useful or not.

Also successful implementations of mass production by 3D printing will be explained, including the reason why. In this way it will become clear under which circumstances 3D-printing can be successful.