Comparing 3D printing and CNC machining, it is clear that these are two different technologies with different histories and they are moving in different directions. But they aren’t as different as you might think. Increasingly, engineers see these technologies as complementary. That’s what we see here at Diabase Engineering. We believe engineers of the future will have access to complex software and a range of fabrication hardware—at an affordable price—so they can focus on choosing the right technologies for the job. The highest impact engineers won’t be relying entirely on point-and-click, plug-and-play tools.
3D Printing vs. CNC Technologies
Updated: May 12, 2021