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Does 3D and IM is competing or

complement process to each

other or not?
Complement or competing?

 They aren’t really competing technologies so much

as they are complementary.
 Both can theoretically be used for manufacturing and
both can technically be used for rapid prototype
 most serious manufacturing is done with injection
 3D printer is a much more effective tool for rapid
prototype development.
Screening of 3D printing and Injection moulding
 For the initial investment and the cost of tool the 3D printing
is lower than injection moulding cost.
 Instead of cost, the speed of the injection moulding is only
takes 3 -5 second.
 Cost of product is depend in how much and type the materials
 Product customization is the process of delivering wide-
market goods and services which are modified to satisfy a
specific customer's need.
 Tolerance and accuracy, IM have larger (+/-125mm)tolerance
than 3D printing(+/-5).
 the definition of automatization means using machinery or
other technology to allow processes to take place without
human input or work.
The Cost Production

High-Volume 3D Printing vs. Injection

February 2nd, 2017 by Jonathan

• Using 3D printing, the unit cost remains at $20, regardless of the number of
parts produced.
• Using injection molding, a $10,000 mold must be made prior to making the
first unit.
• each unit can be made for an additional $0.20.
• he more cost effective production method if you are producing more than 500
The Tensile Strength Graph.

Analysis of mechanical behavior of 3D printed ABS parts by experiments

Divyathej M V, Varun M, Rajeev P
• From the it show that the injection moulding product have higher
tensile strength than the 3D printing product.
• It also show the product of 3D printing will rupture after achieve the
maximum stress.
• The table show that the injection moulding product have
great roughness
• This is due to the surface of the mould have very fine
Thank you