In the past, you would have to spend hundreds upon hundreds of hours tweaking and making very small adjustments in your design. What is more painstakingly cumbersome is the actual creation of a three-dimensional model so that customers or project managers can really appreciate the design. Face it; you won’t know that a design is really good unless you have an actual three-dimensional representation of it.
Good thing, technology is always on our side. And with the advent of 3D printing technology, the creation of models, scales, representations, parts, or even whole prototypes is now made possible. In terms of the creation of an actual scale model, rapid prototyping technologies now use the combined power of computer aided design (CAD) technologies with the innovations brought about by additive layer manufacturing technology, better known as 3D printing. This combination allows product developers, engineers, and designers to significantly reduce the time needed to produce a full-scale version of a particular product, part, or device.
In the manufacturing industry, the practical applications of 3D printing and rapid prototyping are simply limitless. This literally translates to better and more efficient research, design, and development of newer products without necessarily wasting a lot of resources on trial and error methods. Before, manufacturers had to spend substantial amounts of investment on the production of prototype parts only to be dismayed that the prototypes failed miserably on design tests alone. With 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies, manufacturers can continuously design and reinvent their products in order to achieve precision production. This is very critical in the design and development phase, as going full blast in the manufacturing process will entail an even larger investment.
Rapid prototyping significantly reduces the time needed to come up with the best and most efficient product design. The sooner the product gets tested and approved, the sooner it can get to the actual production line. In essence, 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies greatly enhances the overall design and manufacturing efficiency. Businesses will benefit from the faster turnout of reliable and effective products in the market. This significantly boosts its overall profitability as well as brand image.
Without a doubt, the technology works best in the manufacturing sector. And with the limitless possibilities of 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies, businesses are able to harness human ingenuity for the benefit of their customers and/or end-users.
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Company Name: Anubis 3D
Contact Person: Mona Louca