3D printing technology is incredibly powerful, and it is only going to keep becoming more so. It has come on leaps and bounds since companies first started to make use of it, and now it’s in a position to have a very real effect on the design industry. Here are three key reasons why 3D printing is taking off on an ever-larger scale:
- It’s becoming faster. 3D printing is often known as rapid prototyping. Despite the name, it used to take weeks, or potentially even months, to create a prototype. As processes improve, production has become far faster, and big companies are beginning to use 3D printing as an integral part of their manufacturing.
- It’s simple. People need only supply a file, and they will be able to have 3D printing carried out for them by a specialist supplier.
- It’s more cost-effective than ever before. Design processes are becoming streamlined using 3D printing, which saves everyone money. As processes continue to improve 3D printing will become even better value for money.