Being able to immediately print parts or products in-house has the potential to transform manufacturing because it lowers the costs and risks significantly. No longer does a producer have to make thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of items to recover his fixed costs. The concept of 3D printing also enables manufacturers to customise the products or parts that are being printed.
Many industries are already benefitting from 3D printing, in particular in healthcare, aero-manufacturing and education. 3D printers are also quickly becoming a must-have device in schools in support of the Design & Technology curriculum; helping students expand their imagination, realise their designs and bring their lessons to life.
If concept and product design are important in your organisation, 3D print could be key to your success.