Industrial-grade 3D printing: tinkering or cutting-edge quality for industry?

Blog // Published May 9, 2023

At the turn of the year, we had access to production facilities twice the size of the previous ones. The new facilities are unprecedented in Finland. There are still preconceptions about 3D printing, from small machine shops in 3D printing at home. When it comes to industrial 3D printing, the truth is entirely different. We thought that the best way to see, hear and experience what industrial 3D printing is today is to invite our clients to visit us. In April, we organized an invitation-only event for almost 50 participants. Read what it was all about in this blog post!

Industrial-grade 3D printing plays a growing role in Finnish industry – plastic and metal parts at a rate of one million components per year

Blog // Published April 20, 2023

“3D printing is starting to play a significant role in Finnish industry – and no wonder. It helps companies achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and production rate, create better and more functional parts, produce sustainably, and, in the best case, offer competitive advantages. Companies become more self-sufficient as parts can be ordered locally in a few days, while digital spare parts ensure that millions are not tied to warehouse shelves”, says Toni Järvitalo, CEO of 3D Formtech.

Prepare high-quality end products with 3D printing

Blog // Published March 29, 2023

While awareness of the potential of industrial 3D printing is growing, many people are still surprised to learn that you can also 3D print end products – without compromising on quality. We want to play our part in correcting any preconceptions about 3D printing and ensuring that as many manufacturing companies as possible are aware of what industrial 3D printing in plastic and metal can enable.

The year 2022 of 3D Formtech, how did it go?

Blog // Published December 21, 2022

As 2022 is coming to an end, it’s time to take stock of the past year. What will this year leave us with? What are the developments in the sector? What can you expect from the year ahead? It’s time to dive into these topics in this blog post!

Towards responsibility and sustainability? Three reasons to get interested in industrial 3D printing!

Blog // Published August 3, 2022

Responsibility, environmental friendliness and sustainable development are topics that every company should be interested in today. There are many benefits to industrial-grade metal and plastic 3D printing, including cost-effectiveness, time savings and greater design freedom. One less talked about benefit is the environmental friendliness of 3D printing, so we decided to write more on the subject. In this blog post, we share three reasons why 3D printing is a greener choice than other manufacturing methods.

What is industrial 3D printing with SLS and DMLS?

Blog // Published June 30, 2022

What is 3D printing with SLS? What is DMLS? Today, 3D printing is used in almost all sectors, including automotive, aerospace, marine, textiles, jewellery, construction, pharmaceuticals, metal, and engineering. How does industrial 3D printing differ from 3D printing at home? Is it worth printing the parts yourself or choosing a partner? In this blog post, we take a moment to go back to the basics!

Profitable spare parts business with 3D printing

Blog // Published June 14, 2022

Welcome to the new, greener spare parts industry — digital spare parts are here to stay. We are happy to say goodbye to spare parts warehouses, which tie up millions in capital, and replace them with needs-based 3D printing. What is this all about?

Three reasons to invest in post-treatment for 3D printing

Blog // Published March 8, 2022

There is far too little talk about post-treatment of 3D prints. However, it not only makes the part or product better, it also helps it stand out from the competition in the market. As 3D printing is increasingly used in many companies, a basic level is no longer sufficient. As more and more printed parts are used as end products, their appearance, durability and features are becoming increasingly important. In this blog, we give you three reasons why you should use post-treatment.

Quality in 3D printing? This is how we ensure it.

Blog // Published January 13, 2022

Are 3D printed parts of high quality and durability? That is a question that many people are still asking. At this point, it is important to remember that home 3D printing and industrial 3D printing are two different things. We manufacture a variety of parts for different companies and for very demanding needs – from prototypes to finished products and spare parts. It is therefore clear that the parts must be of very high quality. What does quality assurance at 3D Formtech mean?

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