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The Difference Between CNC Machining and 3D Printing

The Difference Between CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Written by David

May 29, 2020

Technology has revolutionized machinery and engineering. And you must always be aware of the kind of machinery you are using to lead the business forward.


Computer Numeric Control machining or CNC machining as we know it and 3D printing are two examples of these advancements. They are similar and different from each other in many ways and each has its own unique benefits.




If you are not into traditional manufacturing, 3D printing is a more efficient method. It uses the material used for making the item it is supposed to create. On the other hand, CNC machining is more of a traditional method that uses more material to work. In short, 3D printing produces way lesser waste that CNC machining and other traditional manufacturing methods. Production For large-scale production, traditional methods hold more advantages over any other manufacturing method. When it comes to mass production, assembly lines […]

Texas Prototype is a full-service concept to production service company offering concept review, design consultancy, material selection, prototyping, and low volume production.


A division of Texas Injection Molding, we understand the requirements of high-volume manufacturing and offer design for manufacturing experience to ensure cost-effective manufacturable products as product designs are delivered from prototype to high volume production.



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