Increasingly, additive manufacturing is being used to produce end use parts, not just prototypes. For end use parts to be considered viable for this approach, there are many factors that need to be considered including materials, volumes, cost and tolerances.
This white paper will discuss how the mechanical tolerance of 3D printers affect part accuracy. 3D printers that are capable of meeting tighter tolerances have the most promise to be used as end use production equipment, specifically for short run production applications.
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