Geoff Combs, Author at Aerosport Additive

December 11, 2023

After being in the additive manufacturing business for the better part of three decades, we’ve seen and utilized many 3D printers. Some we really liked, and others are not worth the hype.

One model we’ve stood by and operate every day is the HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer. Whether we are producing prototypes or are in full-swing production, we know the HP Printer will provide the parts we promise. Here’s why.

1. Excellent Detail and Surface Quality

The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer sets itself apart through its printed parts’ detail and surface quality. The precision achieved is remarkable, allowing designers and engineers to scrutinize every detail and angle of their creations. Importantly, rapid 3D prototyping doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

2. Accuracy within Thousandths of an Inch

With our HP printers, precision is not just a goal; it’s a guarantee. The technology ensures accuracy within thousandths of an inch, providing an invaluable level of reliability in the prototyping phase. It doesn’t matter if you’re printing a large or small part; you want to know that your part is the right size. A guarantee like this is essential when you have a design with complex pieces.

3. Show-Quality Appearance with Production Functionality

Beyond mere prototyping, this 3D printer allows for finishing and painting, achieving a show-quality appearance. This aesthetic enhancement keeps the production functionality of various features, including intricate elements like snap-and-clip features.

4. Rapid Delivery of Prototypes

In the world of rapid product development, time is money, and we want to save you both. The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer delivers most parts within a few working days, drastically expediting the iterative design process and bringing your 3D print to your order quicker.

5. Prototyping in End-Use, Production-Grade PA12 Nylon Material

Through our experience, we have discovered that not all 3D printers are equal. The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer allows end-use, production-grade PA12 nylon material prototyping. The high-quality material ensures that the prototypes not only test fit but also reflect the material characteristics of the final product.


Production Benefits

1. No Traditional Manufacturing Constraints

The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer allows designers to think outside the box, allowing new designs and ideas to break free from traditional manufacturing constraints.

2. Durable PA12 Nylon Material

In the realm of production, durability is non-negotiable. When you spend money on a custom part, you expect it to last. The printer utilizes PA12 nylon material, known for its robustness and resilience. The high-quality material ensures that the 3D model can withstand the rigors of real-world usage.

3. Cost-Efficiency

Traditional manufacturing processes often have significant costs, especially regarding tooling and molds. The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer eliminates these expenses, offering a cost-efficient alternative for small to medium-scale production runs.

4. No Mold Costs

Molds can be a substantial upfront investment in traditional manufacturing. 3D printing technology eliminates mold costs, making it a financially appealing choice for production.

5. Ability to Modify the Design on the Fly

In the repetitious process of production, modifications are inevitable. The programming of the 3D printer allows designers to adjust the design as needed, ensuring that the final product aligns perfectly with evolving requirements.

6. Reduced Time to Market

The most compelling advantage is the significant reduction in time to market. The HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer accelerates the production cycle, enabling companies to introduce their products to market faster. Quicker lead times mean a crucial edge over the competition.

Gone are the days when 3D printing and additive manufacturing were questionable for final production. Today, you’ll find high-quality 3D-printed parts in the cars you drive, the planes you fly in, and the satellites that bring you your daily information. And the tech we use is just beginning to show off what we’re capable of. The years ahead hold many promises of technological advancement that will continue to make our products safer and more reliable.

November 8, 2023

Additive manufacturing technology is growing and continues to have a significant impact on design and assembly. This boon to innovation has just begun to reveal its potential for companies and creators globally.

The world of manufacturing has undergone a large revolution thanks to the emergence of 3D printing. This technology, once seen as a novelty, has now become a critical and widely available tool in various industries.

Businesses can use it for prototype testing, making small batches, or producing large quantities. This radically changes how they view production. In this blog, we’ll explore how 3D printing bridges the gaps across these manufacturing stages.

Beta Prototyping: A Precise Start

Beta prototyping is the crucial first step in bringing an idea to life. It involves creating a preliminary version of a product for testing and refinement. 3D printing excels in precision and speed. Models and prototypes can be printed, fixed, and reprinted faster than traditional manufacturing methods.

Beta prototyping allows for fast and decisive improvements based on real-world testing. Layer manufacturing now enables quick and affordable modifications. Nowadays, rapid prototyping is advancing the development cycle for various products, from smartphone cases to aerospace components.

You wouldn’t need to look far for real-world examples showcasing the impact of 3D printing in prototyping. Automotive companies like Ford, BMW, and Porche have wholeheartedly embraced the technology for their smaller model runs. These automotive titans have found uses in creating many components, resulting in shorter development times and reduced costs.

As stated in WEVOLVER, “In the last few decades, Ford has printed well over 500,000 parts and saved billions of dollars and millions of hours of work. Where it would have taken 4-5 months and cost $500,000 to produce a prototype with traditional methods, a 3D printed part can be produced in a matter of days or hours at a cost of a few thousand dollars“.

Medical device manufacturers have also benefited from printed prototypes for surgical tools and implants. The accuracy and precision of the technology allow more customization than ever before, ensuring a perfect fit. These examples underline how additive manufacturing facilitates innovation by making beta prototyping more efficient and precise.

Short-Run Products: Flexible and Efficient

Short-run production involves manufacturing limited product quantities, often for niche markets or small-batch orders. 3D printing beautifully complements this stage, as this manufacturing technology is all about flexibility and efficiency.

Rapid manufacturing’s advantages for short-run products are various:

  1. It eliminates the need for expensive molds
  2. It saves both time and money
  3. Customizing products for specific customers is easy and doesn’t require expensive retooling.

Businesses can meet market demands for personalized or specialized items with these flexible advantages.

Cost-effectiveness and customization are two key benefits of 3D printing in short-run product manufacturing. Jewelry makers or toy manufacturers can use printing to create unique pieces for customers. Similarly, spare parts manufacturers can print items as needed, reducing the need for inventory and saving money.

Full Production 3D Printing: A Game Changer

Moving from prototyping to full-scale production can be challenging, but precision manufacturing is revolutionary in this phase, too. The benefits of plastic and metal printing in full production are substantial. It enables on-demand production, reducing warehousing needs and associated costs.

Industries such as aerospace and automotive use 3D printing technology for specific components, enhancing efficiency and reducing lead times. According to GE, “By using 3D printing to produce parts for its 787s, Boeing expects to save approximately $2 million to $3 million per plane.

We can also consider the dental industry, where additive manufacturing is being used for the mass production of crowns, bridges, and aligners. The ability to create custom dental solutions quickly and economically has transformed the field. 3D printing can improve traditional production, making it cheaper and more efficient when used strategically.

Future Trends and Innovations

The future of printing in manufacturing is promising. Emerging technologies, such as 4D printing and sustainable materials, will continue to push and revolutionize the industry. New advancements will further blend prototyping, small-scale production, and full-scale manufacturing, creating more chances for business success.

If you’re curious about how 3D printing can impact your production processes, contact us for more information.





October 30, 2023

Happy Halloween all!

In the spirit of the season, we’ve conjured up some chilling 3D prints created by our employees. These are no ordinary creations, my friends – they’re haunted, bewitched, and ready to send shivers down your spine!



July 18, 2023

Aerosport Earns ISO 9001:2015 CertificationFor over 25 years, Aerosport Additive has served 1000’s of satisfied clients from many disciplines, including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer, and more. We research and invest in the latest technologies and operating processes each year to help our customers stay competitive in the marketplace.

Thus, we are very proud to announce that we have recently earned our ISO 9001:2015 certification.

“We’re very proud of our team’s focus to achieve this certification,” Geoff Combs, Founder of Aerosport Additive, states. “Focusing on maintaining our ISO 9001:2015 certification, we intend to continually improve our processes to provide our customers with consistent, high-quality products and services.”

As Aerosport Additive’s team moves into the future, we will focus on additional growth for our company and customers.

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May 20, 2022


Desktop Metal has announced an all-new category of 3D printable resins called DuraChain™ that delivers two-part material strength in a single pot. End-use products such as core components on the DustBuddie from Dustless Tools are already being 3D printed domestically in DuraChain category materials. (Photo: Business Wire)

For the full press release Desktop Metal’s PDF, click below:

Desktop Metal Launches DuraChain Photopolymers

To view the article written by Business Wire – CLICK HERE


March 7, 2022


Aerosport Additive Newsletter


Additive Manufacturing Magazine recently wrote their cover story on Aerosport Additive’s successful transition from modeling to manufacturing!

This article talks about the state of the additive manufacturing industry and why Aerosport Additive is on the cutting edge for both its technology and processes. CEO Geoff Combs also talks in depth about how Aerosport has overcome the impression that “production” for plastic parts means injection molding, but 3D printing is gaining ground. This has resulted in major opportunities for growth both for Aerosport and the industry as a whole.

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