3D Printing - Measurement Solutions
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process contrary to traditional manufacturing (subtractive) processes, which give shape to a component by removing material from a block of raw material, 3D printing produces components by laying down successive layers of a material (for example-polyamide) following a predefined 3D design. The 3D printing technology is used for both prototyping and distributed manufacturing with applications in industrial design, automotive, aerospace, military, engineering, and the medical industry to name a few.
When it comes to making complex shapes, 3D printing shines where conventional technologies might fail. Parts can be made lighter and more ergonomic, responding and adapting to the needs of the end-user. Pratt & Whitney products offer Measurement Solutions on measuring these types of parts.