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Here’s How Big Companies Are Benefiting from 3D Printing

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The 3D printing technology is widely being used by multiple large-scale companies these days.  This flexible and cost-effective technique used to manufacture technical and innovative components in multiple industries is estimated to be worth more than $34.8 billion by 2026.

Here’s how large organizations to small-scale businesses are using 3D printers to create new products, improve old ones, and upgrade their business processes.

Ford

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Ford is an automobile company that’s been printing 3D models since the 1980s. It recently announced to have successfully printed its 500,000th model with 3D printers. It was their new ford Mustang’s engine cover.

They even mentioned that using the traditional methods, the model would have approximately cost them about $500,000 and would have taken at least four months. But with 3D printing, the same process was completed in four days for under $3000. They plan on further using 3D technology in direct metal and sand printing.

Nike

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With a growth of 13% reported in the last quarter, the CEO of Nike has highlighted 3D printing technology to be the reason for the big boost in their sales.

Nike’s Vapor Carbon Elite and Vapor Laser Talon are among a few of their productions that have been made possible due to their 3D printers. The company has also expressed to extend its use of 3D printing for its future projects.

American Pearl

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American Pearl has been known to provide its customers with exceptional designs and unique pieces for years. Have you ever wondered how they come up with such intricate designs? 3D printing is their secret to create unmatched designs. From diamonds, sapphires to emeralds, they have an array of gemstones on which they print their designs using modern 3D technology.

Their CAD software is capable of converting all of your customized designs into a digital file. This file is then sent to the printer. The 3D models that are printed are thermoplastic wax molds in which the metal is then poured with your desired gemstones, and your exclusive designs are ready to be shipped.

If you’re considering 3D printing services to boost your business, Connekt LLC can help you enter the mainstream market. We offer 3D printing technology for multiple processes and industries across Auburn and Grass Valley.

Contact us today to bring your prototype to life with our exceptional 3D printing services.

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