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Fordyno, a Silver Sponsor of the 2023 Modern Manufacturing Expo, is a forward-thinking design, engineering, and advanced manufacturing bureau based in Sydney, Australia.
Established in 2008, the company boasts a long history of providing various sectors with high-quality engineering and analysis support. Now, they’ve expanded their customer service offerings to include industrial additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.
What is 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a revolutionary manufacturing process that builds three-dimensional objects by adding material layer by layer. Unlike traditional subtractive manufacturing methods, which involve removing material from a solid block to create a part, additive manufacturing offers a more innovative approach. This transformative technology has reshaped numerous industries, including aerospace, healthcare, automotive, and more, thanks to its numerous advantages.
Several techniques and technologies are used in additive manufacturing, including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and more. Each method has its unique strengths and limitations, making them suitable for different applications and materials.
Overall, additive manufacturing has profoundly impacted how products are designed, prototyped, and manufactured, ushering in new possibilities and efficiencies across various industries.
Advantages of Additive Manufacturing
- Lead Time
Traditional manufacturing processes often involve long lead times due to production line capacity, tooling, setup, and distribution, especially when sourcing components overseas. Additive manufacturing significantly reduces time to market.
Recent global events have exposed the vulnerability of Australia’s logistics systems, leading to delays. Fordyno’s additive manufacturing machinery is located in Australia, eliminating international logistics risks.
Securing spares and replacement parts can be challenging, especially for high-demand or older models. Additive manufacturing can restore the availability of old components and provide on-demand production.
High setup costs and expensive tooling can hinder the economic viability of low-volume parts production. Additive manufacturing can eliminate most of these costs, making low-volume manufacturing more cost-effective.
Why 3D Printing?
- Optimisation: Fordyno’s advanced engineering analysis allows for topology optimisation, saving materials, weight, and costs.
- Customisation: Quickly adapt existing or prototype parts to meet changing requirements without incurring the expenses associated with traditional tooling.
- Critical Parts: Fordyno possesses the technical capability to design, engineer, and certify safety-critical parts for the transport, mining, and other industries.
- Complexity: Complex parts can be manufactured cost-effectively compared to traditional manufacturing methods.
- On Demand: Avoid storage and setup costs; additive manufacturing is always ready to produce parts when you need them.
- Sustainability: Reduce waste material, shorten the supply chain, and extend the lifespan of older systems by producing obsolete parts through additive manufacturing.
Why Trust Fordyno for Your Industrial Additive Manufacturing Needs?
With their engineering services and premium additive manufacturing capability, Fordyno is your trusted partner for optimising and engineering safety-critical components. They create parts that are stronger, lighter, more cost-effective, and take full advantage of the benefits offered by their additive manufacturing facilities.
Fordyno stands out as the only consultancy in the APAC region to offer advanced engineering analysis, industrial-scale additive manufacturing, and certification, all in one place. Whether you’re looking to improve efficiency, reduce costs, or innovate your product offerings, Fordyno’s expertise and commitment to excellence make them the ideal choice for your additive manufacturing needs. Learn more at www.fordyno.com/home-page-am or by emailing email@example.com.
Visit their booth at the 2023 Modern Manufacturing Expo to learn more about how they can empower your manufacturing processes through industrial additive manufacturing.