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Ford Motor Company has released a statement documenting its first few months with the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer. The industrial scale 3D printing technology is …
(ComputerWorld) Ford Motor Company is dependent on 3D printing to invent new vehicle parts. Ford’s five 3D prototyping centers churns out more than 20,000 parts annually. Ten years ago, Ford 3D printed perhaps 4,000 prototype parts for its vehicles. Ford’s 3D printers range from something the size of a large refrigerator to a small truck. The 3D printers range in price from $250,000 to high six figures. Before 3D rapid prototyping, manufacturers had to send blueprints to a machine shop, which could take weeks to produce a part. Once the part was delivered, it would often have to be modified, which would require successive models for the machine shop. Today, engineers use CAD software to draw parts, which are then downloaded to 3D printers that can turn them out in hours.
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