3D printing helps manufacturers reduce time and costs while increasing efficiency. Chase Plastics will help you navigate the process of additive manufacturing with the tools, resources and suppliers to help you thrive. As a stocking distributor with several options, our trusted experts simplify and guide you through the most complex 3D printing material selection processes to provide more design freedom and efficiency at your target cost.
In 2019, more than 50% of manufacturers were using 3D printing for producing production parts, compared to 4% in 2012. We’ve even had teams save over 80% on their tooling and fixturing costs using additive manufacturing.
FFF = Fused Filament Fabrication
SLS = Selective Laser Sintering
SLA = Stereolithography
CLIP = Continuous Liquid Interface Production (proprietary)
The Benefits of 3D Printing
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows manufacturers and molders to create three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. This process allows manufacturers to easily reduce time and dollars spent while increasing efficiency in many areas of their business. Chase Plastics has partnered with world-class manufacturers providing customers with the broadest selection of filaments and powder materials for 3D printing (additive manufacturing).
More companies utilize 3D printing because of its speed, efficiency, costs and impact on the environment. Applications include:
80% faster turnaround than machined tooling when using outsourced vendor
80% lower cost than traditional machining
Better utilization of limited tool room resources
Improved efficiency through scrap reductions