Although 3D printing has been around for roughly three decades, it is only now that the technology has grown in popularity and adoption – especially by businesses, organisations, and shops that are not exactly in the field of heavy machining applications. There are a lot of reasons for this, foremost of which is the equipment’s comparatively lower costs, as well as their range of advantages for a wide variety of uses.
If you do not have one in your shop but you are interested in investing in one, this article is for you. Below are some of the things that you can look forward to with a 3d printing machine.
Faster Product Testing, Development, and Execution
If you deliver parts, chances are you spend a lot of time conceptualising and perfecting them before actually working on them. With a 3D printer, the time that it takes for the whole process to commence is significantly shorter. This is because these machines come with a modelling software that you can use to design your parts, and run their iterations before proceeding to final printing. Similarly, if you are basing your designs on an already existing part, some machines come with a scanning functionality that will allow you to make multiple prints out of the same design.
Better Product Customisation
Similarly, if you get a lot of requests for customised products, a 3D printing machine will help you meet specific requirements better than traditional design and printing methods. Moreover, it can reduce operational costs, especially if you need to order components from a third-party supplier.
If you also have to design complex parts, having your own machine will grant you the freedom to manage that more successfully. Third-party suppliers or resources often prescribe specific moulds or designs – not to mention, minimum orders – that can limit the extent to which you can design and print products.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Machine
Sold on a 3D machine yet? Congratulations! You are making an investment that will pay itself back significantly over time. And to make sure that you get the most out of the purchase, make sure that you choose a good supplier such as Objective 3D Direct Manufacturing, which offers quality machines at reasonable prices. Additionally, your supplier should be able to help you choose the right machine for your needs, set it up according to your specifications, and keep it in good condition.