3D printing of functional parts might be a solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered material for additive manufacturing, as announced by the manufacturing services provider, Jabil.

Recognized in the industry for the company’s contribution in materials science innovations, Jabil is advancing the additive manufacturing market. 3D printing challenges include part quality and materials, as well as longer than desired processing times for custom materials; Jabil is addressing the latter by offering 3D printed materials in weeks – not months.

An integrated MPM solution matching part performance with application requirements will enable the company to evaluate, qualify and validate materials alongside certified machines and processes. Reducing processing times and cost to produce parts could transform additive manufacturing applications in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, industrial and healthcare.

Providing complete 3DP solutions from a new Material Innovation Centre in Minnesota, coupled with customer consultation from additive manufacturing engineers, chemists, materials scientists and production experts, Jabil would be providing 3D solutions from the prototyping to production of engineered materials faster than ever before.  Questions:

Is 3D printing a solution in additive manufacturing?  

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