3D printing has been one of today’s most widely implemented technological advances. From construction and bio-printing to additive manufacturing processes, the ability to rapidly create digitally designed constructs has changed the way many companies operate. In the field of thermal management, 3D printing is often used as a vital part of the design and manufacturing process. Using the technology to rapidly produce prototypes of every product and part allows for highly precise results the first time around, allowing companies to benefit from advanced thermal management solutions faster.
More Accurate Designs
The evolution of 3D printing was made possible by the development of highly detailed digital imaging technologies. These same technologies are used to create designs that are precise down to the minutest measurements. However, even with such improved accuracy, there are frequently small, unforeseen factors that can affect a system’s functionality but aren’t apparent until after the product has been manufactured. 3D prototyping offers a way to find and address such issues by rapidly producing a life-size model of the design. The model can be physically placed into the system’s design, and issues such as improper spacing between the heat exchanger and certain components can be corrected before the final product is manufactured.
Faster Production Times
When it comes to manufacturing, precision equals time. The more time needed to correct mistakes, the more time clients have to wait to receive their products. With 3D prototyping, heat exchangers can be manufactured with consistently high quality, and with significantly reduced turnaround times. The more quickly the heat exchangers can be put to use, the faster companies can begin benefiting from more efficient, reliable, and eco-friendly thermal management.
To learn more about how heat exchanger designs benefit from 3D prototyping, call Noren Thermal, Inc. in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.