As technology advances and revolutionizes engineering and machinery, you want to know you’re using the best equipment and leading your business forward. Some of these advancements are in computer numeric control (CNC) machining and 3D printing. They both work with different materials. But which one is best for your needs?
CNC machining and 3D printing have similarities and differences, and each has unique benefits. They have varying circumstances where you would want to use them regarding cost and availability. Breaking down each manufacturing style will help you pick the best method for you and your business.
Their main differences occur in production, waste, scale, material availability and size of the parts.