Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre publishes white paper on 3D printing
by CM Staff
Mohawk College publishes a white paper on additive manufacturing and its applicability in low-volume production for manufacturers.
HAMILTON — Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) has released a white paper that hopes to help Canadian manufacturers discover when additive manufacturing makes sense for low-volume production – and when it doesn’t.
“Beyond the prototype: Opportunities for additive manufacturing in low-volume production” is a free 20-page resource guide that was created using the AMIC’s team’s applied research background in additive manufacturing. It was designed as a tool for manufacturers to use to decide before investing in additive technology for production runs of new products.
Included in the white paper is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of additive manufacturing versus injection molding for low-volume production, the four key manufacturing considerations to consider before picking additive and where to find additive expertise in Canada- and what to look for when picking a partner.
As a research centre in metal additive manufacturing, AMIC provides designers and manufacturers with a collaborative applied research environment in which to explore the technology on an industrial scale. The Centre’s focus is on supporting the industrial adoption of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies for increased efficiency and better product design.