Running and maintaining a company is one of the most crucial and complicated business issues of today. However, thanks to the constant advancements in technology, there is always something innovative that comes up in the market that helps in solving business issues to some extent. It is in this sphere that today we will be talking about 3D printing, the better and faster alternative to traditional form of printing.
Why the stress on 3D printing?
Having the ability to instantly print parts and products, from basically anywhere in the world can be a game changer for any company in the business of selling actual physical products. It can be from any industry, from automotive, computers, and even from the art industry. The development process for prototypes can be drastically reduced thanks to being able to print and test samples and make adjustments on the fly. And moving forward, 3D printing will be definitely a game changer.
3D printing has already moved on from just being a novelty machine for hobbyists and researchers. 3D printing now plays a huge role for the design departments by being able to instantly 3D print a sample product in just a matter of minutes, depending on how large or how complicated the model is, and be able to make adjustments on the fly and make another sample on the same day. This was something that usually took weeks or even months before they get to have an actual product in their hands and test it.
Not all 3D printers are created equal.
It’s kinda crazy how many 3D printers are now available for purchase out there, there are already hundreds 3D printers are in the market today and several new more are being launched every week. They range from personal to commercial 3D printers. But whether for personal or commercial use, 3D printers won’t work perfectly right out of the box, so far, they always require some calibrating and testing before you can 3D print anything useful. This is one of the reason not everyone has 3D printers yet, not to mention the price, a typical 3D printer can cost from a $300 hobby model to around $3000 for a model more suited for businesses.
But by far, 3D printers are definitely a must have for any company looking to drastically change their manufacturing process by reducing the amount of time they spend on prototyping their products which will definitely help businesses save money in the long run.