3D printing is a manufacturing method combining different energy sources with CAD / CAM, which has the basic characteristics of material accumulation. 3D printing is one of the most important technologies. The characteristic of 3D printing is to use CAD directly for 3D model manufacturing, without intermediate manufacturing process such as mould.
3D printing is a revolution in industrial manufacturing. The industrialization of 3D printing means faster product launch, greater manufacturing flexibility, better product quality and higher production efficiency. Siemens has rich practical experience in the application of additive manufacturing in actual production. The 3D printing blade of Siemens superalloy gas turbine is designed with NX software. The delivery time is shortened by 75%, the cost is reduced by 70%, and the efficiency is reduced by 0.1%.
Because 3D printing manufacturing does not need mold in principle, designers can design more complex parts, reduce the number of parts, optimize the assembly process, greatly shorten the prototype manufacturing cycle, and speed up the product to the market on the premise of ensuring product performance. The adjustable design can also meet the customer's customized requirements and simplify the product maintenance process. Siemens NX end-to-end single integrated software covers design, optimization, simulation and printing functions, and is compatible with the design of metal and plastic parts, providing customers with integrated solutions for additive manufacturing applications.
The automobile industry is one of the first industries to realize 3D printing. In the past decade, advanced technology has revolutionized the development, design, manufacture and sale of automobiles. Safer and lighter products, new design, lower manufacturing cost, faster development and manufacturing have become the development direction of the industry.