Why I Switched From CNC Machining: An Engineer’s Perspective on Transitioning to Metal 3D Printing


CNC machining has been a staple of metal manufacturing for 40+ years. The process is particularly effective at creating complex parts with incredibly tight tolerances. But it does come with drawbacks like tooling, toolpath planning, and difficulty scaling into high-volume.

Metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is starting to compete with CNC machining for certain types of parts and applications. This webinar will educate a technical on how and why 3DEO is winning end-use production parts over CNC machining. We will cover the advantages and disadvantages of both processes, and explain where metal 3D printing can compete.

What you will learn from this webinar:

  • Compare CNC machining and 3DEO’s proprietary metal 3D printing process
  • Understand the value metal 3D printing offers engineers in design and flexibility
  • Learn about the pros and cons of each process and when metal 3D printing makes sense
  • Discover three real-world case studies of 3DEO winning versus CNC machining
  • See 3DEO’s process for going from first articles to production with 3DEO