Merit3D is an additive manufacturing service helping manufacturers skip injection molding and make products at lighting speed. One of the tools Merit3D uses is Photocentric’s 3D printing technology. In this talk, Spencer will share examples of consumer goods Merit3D has produced from various industry sectors, including outdoors, household appliances, automotive and interior design.
Why should you care? This talk explains how additive manufacturing (AM) is making mass manufacture and mass customization a reality thanks to large-format printing, increasing affordability, freedom of design and the agility of the AM process. The efficiencies that 3D printing can offer are enabling the onshoring of more production with its inherent flexibility and speed to market. Manufacturers are also reducing their carbon footprint by being in control of their supply chain. Importantly, manufacturing on demand close to the point of need, can also bring jobs and prosperity to rural or old industrial areas.
- Explore the advantages of Additive Manufacturing vs. Injection Molding
- Understand how Additive Manufacturing can bring mass customization cost-effectively
- Realize the impact of reshoring on the environment and the local economy