Over the years, 3D printing, popularly known as rapid prototyping, has gained immense popularity. It is considered as one of the future-oriented technologies. Since its introduction in the 1980s, there were strong projections that it may replace computer numeric control or CNC machining. However, that has not happened yet and is quite unlikely. Both CNC machining and 3D printing are widely used across industries as their benefits can
Milling is one of the important machining processes. It removes material from the workpiece via a rotary cutting process. Traditionally, it was performed by using milling machines. Over the years, computer numerical control (CNC) milling has replaced traditional milling in various industrial segments. CNC milling is widely employed in various manufacturing facilities to produce gears, washers, electronic components, and more. Similar to other CNC-operated machining processes, CNC milling
Rapid prototyping is a crucial step in the product design and development cycle. Product prototypes are helping understand the design, identify manufacturing defects and analyze the scope of failure in the product design cycle itself. It is essential to prevent defects and failure during the production cycle, else they may lead to huge losses in terms of money and product recalls.
There are different types of prototypes manufactured