3D Printing in the Development and Manufacture of Early Warning Systems
Although 3D printing is a relatively new technology, it is slowly making its way into various industrial sectors. The Telegrafia company started using 3D printers in the development of the new generation of electronic sirens and early warning systems many years ago. Currently, they are increasingly used in serial production as well.
Valuable Tool in Siren Development
3D modelling is a very valuable tool for designers and development teams in everyday work; however, everything cannot be simulated by computer. Frequently, there are some cases when it is really necessary to take a prototype or full-scale model and physically examine its functionality, efficiency of installation and compatibility with other parts. This is the reason why, years ago, Telegrafia purchased modern 3D printers and started using them.
Technological Experiment Became a General Standard
Times have changed, technology matured, and 3D printers stopped being just an expensive high-tech toy. Instead, they have become an integrated part of manufacturing processes, and now, printed parts can be seen as serially-produced parts of the new generation of early warning and emergency notification devices from the Telegrafia company. Unlike ready-made parts, these made-to-measure parts make the design much more effective and sometimes even reduce the manufacturing costs due to lower material consumption. Such parts can be manufactured in very small series at a reasonable price, and there is virtually no waste during their manufacture, which is another great environmental benefit.
Future Will Go Even Further
The early introduction of 3D printing to the common technological and manufacturing processes in Telegrafia is of great significance for the company’s future, especially with the advent of new types of materials with various properties. Thus, for example, it will be soon possible to print a part behaving like rubber or a hardened, extremely resistant part maintaining its resistance even in extreme conditions. As soon as such new materials become cost-effective, the Telegrafia company, as a technological leader in its field, will bring them to its customers.