3D printing which is also referred to as additive manufacturing is the procedure of producing a computer file in 3-dimensional solid objects. The procedure involves successive lying down of materials. The 3D printing uses a wide range of raw materials like metals and plastics. The formulation of a 3D digital file is the first step of the printing process. An example of such file is the computer-aided Design. After that the file is sent to a 3D printer which is given a simple print command for printing. There are many advantages to individuals and businesses that they can gain from the 3D printing method.
The use of 3D is a fast means of production than the conventional method of manufacturing like subtractive and injection molds. It is so quick for this method to bring ideas and design into a practical form. Getting the final product from the raw material becomes quite fast. The traditional method uses many days to create a product which needs the 3D printing a few hours to creates. The faster the design is and production of the prototype the lesser the time taken for venturing the products to the market way ahead of the competitors hence creating a better chance for the business.
The printing technology is readily available for the interested. The increase in the market competition has made consumers go to the 3D printing which has a design that is easy to use. It is an easy technique to learn and put into operation in your production cycle. Using this technology the production are of better quality. The traditional methods of a production give low-quality designs and therefore the products are poor. This is because the method operates in more of combined processes which have a chance of mixing up and giving unwanted results. The manner of processes in the 3D printing is procedural and helps the process to be effective.
The 3D printing design gives a chance for the tangible design and to test the quality of the product. The chance of having a tangible encounter with the product helps a person to make some modifications in the CAD file in case that product does not meet the requirements.
The method saves a lot of resources. The conventional methods need many machines and people to work with them. Therefore it is expensive to pay the labor bill and also the buying of the machines and maintenance is quite expensive. The operation of a 3D printer is quite cheap as it involves the enacting of the print command and hence involves less labor. The 3D printing has also less waste material compared to the conventional process. This makes the method more economical and helps the business to make more profits. The company makes more money due to the less wastage.