The Advantages of 3D Printing

3D printing technology has gained a lot of popularity within a short period of time. This technology has been hailed by all and sundry as the ‘next big thing’ in the world of technology. Here are the various advantages of using 3D printing in different industries:

Faster Response Time

With the help of 3D printing technology, companies can create working models in hours, and not days or weeks. Thanks to its three-dimensional printing, it is possible to obtain identical pieces in a few hours. This allows you to have multiple realizations of the same project with immediate feedback.

Reduced Costs

Creating a prototype with a help of a 3D printer is much cheaper and easier, than making a mold. This results in a piece that can immediately show the defects in construction. Hence, the organization will not only be able to save a lot of time, but will also be able to save a lot of money as well.

Excellent Surface Finish

With the help of certain methods used in 3D printing, we can obtain objects with excellent surface finish. Hence, it is very easily to make prototypes or construction models for different projects across industries. Also, the pieces obtained fit together very easily, helping to locate the errors at the initial stages of the construction.

High Durability

In certain forms of 3D printing, the pieces obtained are highly durable and last long. In fact, certain printing methods can create prototypes that do not warp, withdraw or absorb moisture. They have the necessary strength to be used as working models and to support rigorous testing.

Easy Machining

The pieces realized can be ground, milled, threaded and painted in order to obtain a finish product, adapted to customer requirements.

Functional Models

This method of printing provides you with a chance to show your customers 3D models, which are fully functional and look very similar to the real ones. This makes it possible to show in a direct manner the operation of a product, compared to a model viewable only with the help of a computer.

For example, in the real estate industry this technology can be used to design an entire building and construct a scale model of it, and the same model can be used to provide the customers with a clear idea of how the building will look in reality.

Thus, we can see that there are numerous advantages of using 3D printing technology in various industries.

Source by Rajot Chakraborty

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