The CNC mill is the foundation of most modern machine shops, and it’s usually the tool subject to competing demands for machine time. This means making tough choices when small volume parts are needed. One-off jobs like fixtures and workholding often take the mill out of production for revenue generating parts. Acquiring an additional mill for this support work is usually not financially realistic. Previously there hasn’t been a good solution to this problem — either jobs would be rejected for lack of bandwidth or deadlines would be missed and customers upset.
But What if There Was a Better Option? In the last few years, a solution has emerged — in the form of desktop 3D printing. Download the white paper to learn how you can increase bandwidth on your CNC mill with a desktop 3D printer. Fill out the form on the right to begin your download.