Posted By Paul Tate, January 13, 2015 at 6:04 AM, in Category: Factories of the Future
For many manufacturing companies hoping to harness the power of new 3D printing technologies in their prototyping or production operations, identifying the right machines and materials to use can be a complex exercise and a major constraint to adoption.
No problem, believes 3D printing specialists Senvol, a member of the America Makes manufacturing innovation hub focusing on additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies, and run by two former MBA graduates from the Wharton School of Business.
Yesterday, the company launched a free, searchable database that allows manufacturers and engineers to investigate both appropriate industrial 3D printers and the additive manufacturing materials with specific properties they need to suit their task.
Manufacturers can interrogate the database across 30 different fields, including machine build size, material type and material tensile strength.
The database is free to use and is available on - http://www.senvol.com/database
Try it and tell us what you think.
Written by Paul Tate
Paul Tate is Research Director and Executive Editor with Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. He also directs the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors, the Council's annual Critical Issues Agenda, and the Manufacturing Leadership Research Panel. Follow us on Twitter: @MfgExecutive