Imagine being able to combine multiple materials to create customized formulations that you can vary across a product as you see fit. This capability allows you to alter materials on the fly, without human intervention. 3DAPDTM will allow you to innovate and create new products with performance that would be unattainable by other means.
When manufacturing components in large quantities, your tooling and setup costs may not be a issue. However, with smaller quantities, costs for tooling and setup play a bigger role. In that type of situation, utilizing 3DAPDTM can present an opportunity to reduce production costs.
3DAPDTM allows for the printing of functional products in any combination of materials, as you need them, without adding to your tooling costs
Enjoying all of these benefits in one package is rare. We have not found a tradeoff, except in regard to printing speed, which will initially be more than suitable for mid-sized production runs, and evolve over time into full-scale production.