3D printing is a recent invention that has impacted manufacturing very early. Since its inception has helped the industry to bet on other materials and processes ranging from biodegradable to greatly reduce manufacturing costs. Its application has surpassed the production industry and has been installed in other areas, such as education, architecture, industrial design, archeology, art, fashion, medicine and even in the food industry.
The typical materials used by a 3D printer are not common plastics, but filaments and resin derivatives that, due to their malleability, hardness, flexibility and resistance, offer an eco-friendly alternative for companies, in addition, it should be added that 3D printing In recent times has entered its stage 2.0, that is, use of new materials, such as glass, metal, rubber and ceramics.
When we consider industrial 3D printing, there are a significant number of benefits for the production company. The problems of speed and design are diminished when specialized machinery is used and value is given to the design of the product.
One of the great advantages of 3D printing is the ease of realizing ideas in tangible products and this is when the material and design take on a great weight. The manufacturers do not stop trying to innovate and offer more and more components with the additive manufacturing and creating programs and systems that protect the industrial designs of copies at micro and macro scale.
Nowadays, the value that an additive product can add is superior to those that are still manufactured in a traditional way. This value translates into reduction of processes and costs within the value chain, from internal logistics, through production to external logistics. Of course, these benefits are enhanced when talking about additive manufacturing at the industrial level (not desktop). On the other hand, analyzing the needs of the market, the only way to satisfy the personalization of the products is by means of 3D printing, which, well developed, can be applied to a mass production demand, that is, this type of Manufacturing is a competitive advantage for current companies.
In Mexico there is an exponential growth of additive manufacturing in recent years. Recently, Queretaro has emerged as one of the most important additive manufacturing HUB in Latin America, highlighting the production of metal for the aerospace industry; this growth drives other emerging Mexican markets to come to the surface and claim part of the market share; industrial evolution comes with great force for companies and technology.
More and more companies add themselves to the advantages of 3D printing as a general improvement in production; Mexican companies such as Treitus, worry about the operational efficiency of other companies, about the importance of resources in a market with exorbitant demand. These local organizations will set a pattern for the industry of the future and of course, for the destiny of manufacturing in Mexico.